By Bob Katzen
BILL (SD 2432) – Establishes the After School and Out-of-School Time Opportunity Fund, to be administered by the Department of Elementary and Secondary Education to support the establishment and expansion of quality afterschool and out-of-school time programs.
Revenue for the fund would come from 3 percent of the receipts of the marijuana excise tax.
“Creating an After School and Out-of-School Time Opportunity Fund would help us further invest in critical afterschool and out-of-school time programs to provide academic and socioemotional supports for our most underserved students,” said the sponsor of the bill Sen. Brendan Crighton (D-Lynn). “I have seen the impact of these programs firsthand in our communities. Before and throughout the pandemic, they have created high-quality programming for students and families, and we should continue to invest in our youth across the commonwealth.”