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City, School District Partner Up to Provide After School Program

The after school program, which will be partly funded by a state grant and organized by the city, will run at both Allen and Belle Air schools this year.

Now that the year has started for San Bruno Park schools, kids at Allen and Belle Air elementary schools will have one more outlet after school thanks to a new partnership between the school district and the city.

Earlier in the summer, the City Council approved an agreement that expanded the city’s After School Education and Safety program to two schools.

Previously, the city and school district were just working with Allen. ASES, funded by a state grant, provides free tutoring, healthy snacks and enrichment programs every school day to students after school until 6 p.m.

Belle Air also has an ASES program, but it was being operated by an outside vendor until the district ended that contract in December 2011.

Now, the city will be helping out by running both after school sites.

The district will pay about $106,000 to the city every year to help run the program. Based on the number of children who participate, city staff will receive grant funds to cover the cost of all program expenses.

Community Services Director Randy Schwartz told the council in July that the program at both sites had been reaching capacity all throughout last school year.

The city also has a fee-based after school program through the recreation department at Belle Air, Portola and Rollingwood schools. 

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John Hanson September 08, 2012 at 12:54 AM
Can a child from El Crystal school go to the after school care program at Allen?

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