2013 Bills

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AB 547 (Salas) – This bill, originated by the California Department of Education After School Division, would add career exploration to the list of activities that may satisfy the academic assistance element of 21st CCLC High School ASSETs programs.

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AB 626 (Skinner) – The portion relevant to after school is just one small piece of a larger school nutrition bill.  As it pertains to after-school programs, a recent amendment from the author provided that after-school meals must meet Federal nutrition guidelines, rather than State nutrition guidelines for snacks, as originally proposed.  The bill was also amended to change the certification requirement for ASES and ASSETs programs from "inclusion of snack" to "inclusion of snack or meal.”  Current law only addresses snacks, not meals.

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AB 1178 (Bocanegra) – This bill would require the Department of Education to designate 40 Promise Neighborhoods from among voluntary applicants, based upon high poverty, high unemployment, and low graduation rates, with specified goals for improving the academic, health and social outcomes of children in identified neighborhoods.  It would require collaboration from local government, higher education, community organizations and local businesses.  Participating schools or districts would receive maximum consideration in competitive grants for California Partnership Academies, the After-School Education & Safety Program, the Immediate Intervention-Underperforming Schools Program, and CTE pathways.  The bill would require collaboration with all post-secondary segments to achieve maximum consideration for relevant funding opportunities.  It would further require collaboration with a diversity of state health, social service and workforce agencies to develop preferential grant consideration opportunities.

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SB 464 (Jackson) – This bill would establish nutrition and physical activity standards for child care and afterschool programs conducted under the Child Care and Development Services Act (which includes ASES and 21st CCLC programs).  This reflects recommendations from First Lady Michelle Obama and her campaign to promote nutrition and physical activity for children.  In its current form, it includes requirements for after school programs of 60 minutes of physical activity; no TV/movies; limited screen time; fruits/vegetables; access to healthy drinks.  The bill is likely to be amended to merely encourage these guidelines.

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