Are you a California After School Education and Safety (ASES) Program, 21st Century Community Learning Centers (CCLC) Program, or Expanded Learning Opportunities Program (ELO-P)?
More than half of our BOOST audience supports ASES, 21st CCLC, and ELO-P programs throughout California.
BOOST Conference Workshops for CA ASES, 21st CCLC, and ELO-P Programs
Some of the workshops at the BOOST Conference highlight initiatives supported by California’s After School Education and Safety (ASES) Programs, 21st Century Community Learning Centers (CCLC) Programs, and Expanded Learning Opportunities Program. These workshops are denoted with a CA FOCUS icon in the final digital conference brochure and conference app. Everyone is welcome to attend these sessions to learn about CA-specific initiatives regardless of the state or country you reside in.
Did you know that you can close your program for up to 3 days to participate in Professional Development opportunities?
CALIFORNIA EDUCATION CODE SECTION 8483.7.(a)(1)(C)
(C) The maximum total direct grant amount awarded annually pursuant to this paragraph shall be one hundred twelve thousand five hundred dollars ($112,500) for each regular school year for each elementary school and one hundred fifty thousand dollars ($150,000) for each regular school year for each middle or junior high school. The Superintendent shall determine the total annual direct grant amount for which a site is eligible based on a formula of seven dollars and fifty cents ($7.50) per pupil per day of pupil attendance that the program plans to serve, with a maximum total grant of thirty-seven dollars and fifty cents ($37.50) per projected pupil per week, and a formula of seven dollars and fifty cents ($7.50) per projected pupil per day of staff development, with a maximum of three staff development days per year. A program may provide the three days of staff development during regular program hours using funds from the total grant award.
Question: We are developing our program plans for next year. Can we elect to not operate our after school program on certain days to provide staff with professional development opportunities?
Answer: Yes. You may elect not to operate your after school program for up to three days per grant year to provide staff professional development during regular program hours using funds from the total grant award [EC Section 8483.7 (a)(1)(C)]. The professional development opportunities to be provided on non-operational days must be included in your program plan and your annual calendar. Parents must be made aware, in advance, of these planned professional development days so that they can make alternate plans for the after school hours.
Question: If LEAs running ASES programs merge the ELO Program funding, what happens with the ASES rule that allows closure of the program for 3-days to offer professional development?
Answer: LEAs operating ASES, 21st CCLC, and/or the ELO Program, may close program to offer up to 3-days of staff development. This circumstance is allowable during the 175 instructional days or the 30 nonschool days. [EC Section 46120(b)(8)]