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Governor Signs SB 638, a Children Now Bill

Sep 21, 2006

Today, Governor Schwarzenegger signed Senate Bill 638, which greatly expands the availability of after school programs in California, ensures their quality and provides priority access to new funding for low-income schools. The bill was authored by Senator Tom Torlakson (D-Antioch) and co-sponsored by Children Now.

Commenting on the Governor’s signing their bill, Ted Lempert, Children Now’s president, said, “California’s children will now have much more access to safe and enriching after school programs.” He went on to say, “We urge all schools to begin preparing their applications today so that the children they serve can benefit from this opportunity.”

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