Thursday
Jul292010

July, 2010 E-Newsletter

Wednesday
Jul282010

Governor Vetoes AB 1876 (Torlakson) 

July 28, 2010

Dear Colleagues,

On Friday, July 23, Governor Schwarzenegger disappointed after-school advocates by vetoing AB 1876 (Torlakson), which proposed to allow ASES grantees to use their base grant funds to conduct activities on weekends. The bill also would have provided competitive priority to successful K-8 21st CCLC grantees who reapply for funding.

In his veto message, the Governor referenced the "long waiting list of schools and students seeking to have an after-school program" as the reason he chose not to permit weekend activities. The Governor's comments were reflective of his 2008 veto of SB 1674 (Torlakson), and indicate little change in his position regarding the use of ASES funds for non-school day activities.

Yours in Partnership, 

Steven Amick
Executive Director

Monday
Jul122010

AB 1876 Awaits Governors Signature

July 12, 2010

Dear Colleagues,

AB 1876 (Torlakson), which would permit ASES grantess to use their base grants to subsidize weekend activities and give competitive priority to successful K-8 programs that re-apply for federal funding, was passed by the Senate on July 1. The bill has been enrolled and sent to the Governor for his consideration.

A similar provision was vetoed by the Governor two years ago, so it is critical to inform his office about how important this bill is to the after-school community. Please use this template to urge his signature.

Yours in Partnership,

Steven Amick
Executive Director

Friday
Jul092010

Governor Signs AB 346 (Conway)

July 9, 2010
 
Dear Colleagues,
 
Today, Governor Schwarzenegger signed AB 346 (Conway), which exempts staff that have been fingerprint cleared by the Department of Justice and Federal Bureau of Investigation from additionally obtaining an Activity Supervisor Clearance Certificate through the Commission of Teacher Credentialing, as required with AB 1025 (Conway).
Yours in Partnership,
 
Steven Amick
Executive Director

 

Tuesday
Jun292010

June, 2010 E-Newsletter