Calif. city's district to expand access to after-school programs

Thursday, April 10, 2014

The San Francisco Unified School District is taking steps to make after-school programs more widely available to all students, a move commissioners say has been needed for years.

The Board of Education unanimously approved a resolution Tuesday committing to increase access to after-school programs for the 26,005 students in kindergarten through fifth grade. Beginning with the 2014-15 school year, the district will seek to expand the capacity at schools where more space is needed for after-school programs already in place.

Over time, the purpose of the resolution is to create a districtwide standard for after-school programs that can accommodate all students. The resolution applies primarily to elementary schools because most middle and high schools aren’t at capacity for their after-school programs, according to district officials.

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