Are you a California After School Education and Safety (ASES) Program or 21st Century Community Learning Centers (CCLC) Program?
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.
BOOST Conference Workshops for CA ASES & 21st CCLC Programs
Some of the workshops at the BOOST Conference are geared specifically for California’s After School Education and Safety (ASES) Programs and 21st Century Community Learning Centers (CCLC) Programs. These workshops are denoted with a CA ONLY icon in the final conference brochure. Everyone is welcome to attend these sessions to learn about CA specific initiatives regardless of the state you reside in.