August 12, 2010
Today, two bills previously referred by appropriations committees to suspense files, AB 434 (Block) and SB 798 (DeSaulnier), were passed. SB 798 will now go to an Assembly floor vote, and AB 434 will go to the Senate floor, along with AB 2178 (Torlakson) which unanimously passed the Senate Appropriations Committee on August 2.
- AB 434 (Block) clarifies the direct service status of after-school site coordinators who spend at least 85% of their work hours at the program site.
- AB 2178 (Torlakson) permits ASES grantees to share required evaluation data with sub-contracted providers, and requires that the CDE to aggregate this data into statewide reports that link with the California Longitudinal Pupil Achievement Data System.
- SB 798 (DeSaulnier) sets aside 15% of any new federal after-school funding for summer programming.
If these bills pass their respective floor votes, some time during the next two weeks, they will then be forwarded to the Governor for his consideration.
Yours in Partnership,