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Before/After School Programs   

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The Board of Trustees desires to provide before-school and/or after-school enrichment programs that support the regular education program in a supervised environment. In order to increase academic achievement of participating students, the content of such programs shall be coordinated with the district's vision and goals for student learning, local control and accountability plan, curriculum, and academic standards.

(cf. 0000 - Vision)

(cf. 0200 - Goals for the School District)

(cf. 0460 - Local Control and Accountability Plan)

(cf. 5147 - Dropout Prevention)

(cf. 5148 - Child Care and Development)

(cf. 6011 - Academic Standards)

(cf. 6176 - Weekend/Saturday Classes)

(cf. 6177 - Summer Learning Programs)

(cf. 6179 - Supplemental Instruction)

The district's program shall be planned through a collaborative process that includes parents/guardians, students, and representatives of participating schools, governmental agencies including city and county parks and recreation departments, local law enforcement, community organizations, and, if appropriate, the private sector. (Education Code 8422, 8482.5)

To the extent feasible, the district shall give priority to establishing before-school and/or after-school programs in low-performing schools and/or programs that serve low-income and other at-risk students.

(cf. 1020 - Youth Services)

(cf. 1400 - Relations Between Other Governmental Agencies and the Schools)

(cf. 1700 - Relations Between Private Industry and the Schools)

(cf. 6020 - Parent Involvement)

Any program to be established shall be approved by the Board and the principal of each participating school. (Education Code 8421, 8482.3)

The Superintendent or designee shall ensure that all staff who directly supervise students in the district's before-school and/or after-school program possess appropriate knowledge and experience. As needed, staff and volunteers shall receive ongoing training related to their job responsibilities.

(cf. 1240 - Volunteer Assistance)

(cf. 4131 - Staff Development)

(cf. 4222 - Teacher Aides/Paraprofessionals)

(cf. 4231 - Staff Development)

(cf. 4331 - Staff Development)

Each program shall include academic and enrichment elements in accordance with law and administrative regulation. In addition, each program may include support services that reinforce the educational component and promote student health and well-being.

(cf. 0450 - Comprehensive Safety Plan)

(cf. 3550 - Food Service/Child Nutrition Program)

(cf. 5030 - Student Wellness)

(cf. 5131.6 - Alcohol and Other Drugs)

(cf. 6142.7 - Physical Education and Activity)

No fee shall be charged for participation in the program.

In regard to the After School Education and Safety program and/or 21st Century Community Learning Center program, no fee shall be charged for a student identified as a homeless or foster youth. (Education Code 8482.6)

(cf. 3260 - Fees and Charges)

(cf. 3553 - Free and Reduced Price Meals)

(cf. 6173 - Education for Homeless Children)

(cf. 6173.1 - Education for Foster Youth)

Eligible students ages 11-12 years shall be placed in a before-school or after-school program, if and when available, rather than subsidized child care and development services. During the time that the before-school or after-school program does not operate, such students may be provided the option of enrolling in child care and development services in accordance with the priorities established in AR 5148 - Child Care and Development. (Education Code 8263.4)

The Board and the Superintendent or designee shall monitor student participation rates and shall identify multiple measures that shall be used to evaluate program effectiveness. Such measures may include, but are not limited to, student outcome data; program self-assessments; feedback from staff, participating students, and parents/guardians; and observations of program activities.

(cf. 0500 - Accountability)

Every three years, the Superintendent or designee shall review the after-school program plan, including, but not limited to, program goals, program content, and outcome measures. Documentation of the program plan shall be maintained for a minimum of five years.

(cf. 3580 - District Records)

Legal Reference:


8263 Eligibility and priorities for subsidized child development services

8263.4 Enrollment of students ages 11-12 years

8273.1 Family fees, exemptions

8350-8359.1 Programs for CalWORKS recipients

8360-8370 Personnel qualifications

8420-8428 21st Century After-School Program for Teens

8482-8484.65 After School Education and Safety Program

8484.7-8484.9 21st Century Community Learning Centers

8490-8490.7 Distinguished After School Health Recognition Program

17264 New construction; accommodation of before- and after-school programs

35021.3 After-school physical recreation instructors

45125 Criminal record check

45330 Paraprofessionals; instructional aides

45340-45349 Paraprofessionals; instructional aides

49024 Criminal background check; Activity Supervisor Clearance Certificate

49430-49434 Nutrition standards

49540-49546 Child Care Food Program

49553 Free or reduced-price meals

60851.1 Suspension of high school exit examination

69430-69460 Cal Grant program


6311 State plans

6314 Title I schoolwide programs

7171-7176 21st Century Community Learning Centers


1766-1766a Child and Adult Care Food Program

11434a Education for homeless children and youths


226.17 Child care center nutrition standards

Management Resources:


Quality Program Improvement Plan for Expanded Learning Programs in California 2016-17, November 2016

Request for Application for Programs Proposing to Serve High School Students, September 2016

21st Century Community Learning Centers (21st CCLC) FAQs Elementary/Middle School Programs, September 2016

A Crosswalk Between the Quality Standards for Expanded Learning and Program Quality Assessment Tools, 2014

Quality Standards for Expanded Learning in California: Creating and Implementing a Shared Vision of Quality, 2014

21st Century High School After School Safety and Enrichment for Teens Program Frequently Asked Questions, March 2012

California After School Physical Activity Guidelines, 2009


21st Century Community Learning Centers, Nonregulatory Guidance, February 2003



California Department of Education, Before and After School:

California Healthy Kids Survey:

California School-Age Consortium:

Commission on Teacher Credentialing:

Partnership for Children and Youth:

U.S. Department of Agriculture:

U.S. Department of Education:


adopted: March 21, 2017 Mad River, California