Cooper Spearheads After School Program Funding Effort
Sacramento – Yesterday, a proposed funding increase for the After School Education and Safety (ASES) program, passed the Assembly Budget Subcommittee No. 2 on Education Finance. Assemblymember Jim Cooper (D-Elk Grove), member of the Assembly Budget Committee, has championed the funding increase in the budget and urged his colleagues to support the action. The budget item would augment funding for the ASES program by $50 million in 2015/16 in order to raise the daily rate from $7.50 per student to $8.50 per student.
“Every dollar invested in after school programs saves $2.50 in crime-related costs,” said Cooper.