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Proposition 49

Official Title: After School Programs. State Grants. Initiative Statute.






Official statewide election results are available from the Secretary of State's web site.

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Official Summary: Increases state grant funds available for before/after school programs, providing tutoring, homework assistance, and educational enrichment. Makes every public elementary, middle/junior high school, including charter schools, eligible for after school grants ranging from $50,000-$75,000. Maintains local funding match requirement. Provides priority for additional funding to schools with predominantly low-income students. Requires that, beginning 2004-05, new funding for before/after school programs not be taken from education funding, guaranteed under Proposition 98. Gives priority to schools already receiving grants and requires increasing expenditures only if state revenues grow. Additional annual state costs for before and after school programs of up to $455 million, beginning in 2004-05.

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Contact Information


  Citizen for After School Programs
3110 Main Street, #210
Santa Monica, CA 90405

(310) 664-9002


  Trudy Schafer
League of Women Voters of California
926 J Street, Suite 515
Sacramento, CA 95814

(916) 442-9210

Who Signed the Ballot Arguments




green check mark Arnold Schwarzenegger   green check mark Barbara Inatsugu, President, League of Women Voters of California
green check markWayne Johnson, President, California Teachers Association  
green check markWarren Rupf, President, California State Sheriffs' Association  
green check markJohn Coupal, President, Howard Jarvis Taxpayers Association    
green check markJan Harp Domene, President, California State Parent Teachers Association    
green check markTom Porter, California State Director, AARP    

News Coverage

For the most current election-related news stories, CVF recommends the Rough & Tumble web site.

please note: some of the links below may no longer work, because many newspaper web sites move stories into fee-based archives after a certain amount of time)
Arnold pitches after-school initiative, Stockton Record, October 11, 2002
Teacher unions split on Prop. 49 Teacher unions split on backing Prop. 49, Contra Costa Times, September 24, 2002
Funds at issue for after-school plan, Contra Costa Times, August 21, 2002
School Initiative Leads in Funding, Los Angeles Times, August 10, 2002
Schwarzenegger will be back -- for signatures, Sacramento Bee, February 4, 2002

For More Information, CVF Recommends...

  Secretary of State's Official Voter Information Guide

Text of the Measure

Official Pro/Con Arguments

Analysis by the Legislative Analyst

  Easy Reading Voter Guide

  The League of Women Voters Pro/Con Analysis

  California Budget Project Analysis

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This page first published September 24, 2002 -- last updated November 6, 2002