Responding to hundreds of parent requests, Goleta Unified School District expands afterschool care this fall, with @afterschool pilot programs at Brandon, Ellwood, Hollister, and La Patera elementary schools.
The district-funded program joins an existing state-funded program for low-income families and privately run enrichment classes. While the district covers staffing to provide activities and homework help until 5:30 p.m., parents will pay a nominal fee, according to Program Coordinator Pam Rennick. “The goal is to expand @afterschool to all nine of our schools,” she said.
In related news, the district has increased funding for educational specialists at every school and will upgrade math and English textbooks to better align with Common Core standards.