Ant Brain Longhurst’s after school program will cost $7.3 million a year

 

 

148TH GENERAL ASSEMBLY

 

FISCAL NOTE

 

BILL:                      HOUSE BILL NO. 240

SPONSOR:               Representative  Longhurst

DESCRIPTION:        AN ACT TO AMEND TITLE 14 OF THE DELAWARE CODE RELATING TO AFTERSCHOOL PROGRAMS.

ASSUMPTIONS:

 

  1. This Act is effective upon signature of the Governor.

  1. This Act establishes the Statewide Afterschool Learning Program whereby schools that meet the State approved indicator for low socioeconomic status are eligible to receive grants to support after-school homework and enrichment programs.

  1. The grants support at least 3 hours of after-school programs that operate 4-5 days per week during the school year. The programs are staffed by a certified teacher at a ratio of 1 teacher for every 10 students.

  1. The grants support students enrolled in grades Kindergarten through 10th grade.

  1. There are a total of 147 Title I schools that may be eligible to participate in the program where the total enrollment in these schools, based on the September 30, 2015 enrollment count, is 78,950 students. Title I schools are schools that receive federal funds for supplemental educational services for students considered low-income.

  1. It is assumed the additional compensation teachers would receive is equivalent to the starting teachers’ salary on the State teacher pay scale, prorated for the minimum hours worked in the program plus other employment costs. As such, a $50,000 grant per school would serve 10% of the eligible population of students 4 days per week.

  1. This Act does not require a local match of program funds. However, participating local school districts have the ability to utilize their existing match tax for Extra Time programs to supplement State program funds.

  1. Inflation is assumed at 2.0% to account for growth in enrollment and personnel costs.

147 Title 1 schools at $50,000.00 a year =$7,350,000.00 a year. Grants ?? I wonder?? Competitive like a Race to The Top ponzi scheme? 

“This Act does not require a local match of program funds” But the fucking taxpayers have to foot the bill nim-rod! 

“However, participating local school districts have the ability to utilize their existing match tax for Extra Time programs to supplement State program funds.” There you have it! The stage is set to back-fill this feel good legislation and Longhurst will come along with a new law defaulting $$$$ back on the district.   

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2 responses to “Ant Brain Longhurst’s after school program will cost $7.3 million a year

  1. lastDEconservative

    It appears that you, sir, are willing to deprive the unwilling and/or unable because of cost. I am appalled. Mere money v. government enrichment of a select few (the noveau elite) who may not yet be on the dole. You should be ashamed.

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  2. lastDEconservative

    ” … compensation teachers would receive is equivalent to the starting teachers’ salary on the State teacher pay scale, … ”

    Teachers? Not educators? How is this equitable?

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