2017-18 After School Statewide Survey Results

In December 2017, we asked after school providers to tell us the impact of the recent funding increase, as well as what will happen without additional funding to accommodate further increases in the state minimum wage and other program costs. 

With 370 responses from ASES providers, representing more than 200 school districts across California, here are the results:

86% say the $50 million increase in 2017 is making a difference.

However, 98% will be negatively impacted by the time the state minimum wage hits $15 if they do not receive another increase for ASES.

Without additional funding, providers told us:

  • 84% will have difficulty attracting and retaining quality staff.
  • 78% will have to reduce enrichment opportunities for students.
  • 70% will have to reduce professional development for staff.
  • 66% will have to reduce academic supports for students.
  • 54% will not be able to meet the demand of students on the wait list.
  • 49% will have to reduce the number of students currently served.
  • 22% are very likely to close their doors in the next 2 years, denying access to about 91,000 students.

Thank you to all those in the field who took the time to respond to this survey. Your responses will help us advocate for critical funding needed to keep program doors open.

For more information about the campaign to increase funding for ASES programs, visit www.SaveAfterSchool.com

Stephanie Pollick