Senate Bill 638 (Torlakson)


In 2006 Senator Tom Torlakson authored Senate Bill 638. This bill allowed easier access to Proposition 49 funds by allowing for direct grants instead of a reimbursement system, reducing a 50 percent grant match for programs to 33.3 percent grant match, and increasing the daily per pupil rate from $5 to $7.50, while at the same time raising the grant caps to allow existing programs to serve the same amount of students.