After School Education and Safety Program

In November 2002, California voters passed Proposition 49, setting the stage for the largest statewide expansion of after school services in the nation. Prop 49 mandated that $550 million be made available each year for kindergarten through ninth grade after school programs. The release of those funds was triggered in September 2006 when Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger signed into law Senate Bill 638, the After School Education and Safety program. With the infusion of this legislation, there was opportunity to re-do, invigorate, change, and even create new programs to help children grow into their amazing potential.

Priority was given to schools where 50 percent of the students qualified for free and reduced lunch (California Education Code, 2010b). The After School Education and Safety (ASES) program, along with the federally funded 21st Century Community Learning Centers program, provides opportunities for 400,000 students across California to take part in after school programs (California After School Network, 2009).

With after school programs now under the jurisdiction of the California Department of Education (CDE), program goals had to be aligned with those of the CDE to close the achievement gap. That meant educational components would now become a more significant focus of the after school programs.

The Program Elements of the ASES Program clearly state that education will be carried out in two areas:

1) Education and Literacy Element 

2) Educational Enrichment Element  

California Department of Education ASES Information

ASES Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)- Sept 2016

ASES Certified Assurances

Reporting Due Dates

California ASES Education Code (Annotated)

Supporting Students Experiencing Homelessness: What Expanded Learning Programs Can Do To Help
What ELP Can do to Help.doc


California Department of Education Resources for ASES Program s

After School Site Visit 

 

Attendance Relief Request Form

Attendance Relief Request.docx

Request for Allowance of Attendance (J-13A)

J-13A_Request for Allowance of Attendance.doc

 

ASES Program Plan Guide 

BSP/ASP Minimum 85 Percent Calculator  Reflection Tool 

BSP/ASP ASES Attendance Calculator  (Calendar Year) 

Attendance Calculator(Calendar Year).xls

Content Standards

 

Developing and Implementing Effective ASES Programs

 

Fiscal Agent Change Form

Match Worksheet 

Match worksheet.xlsx

Meal Supplements (Snacks)​

Nutrition Standards

 

Quality Program Improvement Plan ​

Voluntary Reduction Form and Instructions

For questions on reductions contact Nora Reed, Region 9 Analyst  nreed@cde.ca.gov  916-327-5928

2016 Elem Real Time Attendance Tracker.xls

2016 MS Real Time Attendance Tracker.xls