Torlakson visits Kennedy to promote more funding for after-school programs

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State Superintendent Tom Torlakson and SCUSD Superintendent José L. Banda visited John F. Kennedy High School on Monday to promote legislation that would increase state funding to after-school programs.

Others on the JFK tour included Assemblyman Jim Cooper (D-Elk Grove) and Michael Funk, director of the state’s After-School Division. Cooper is the author of AB 2663, which would add $73 million for after-school programs.

The officials met with students, staff and administrators who showcased the school’s expanded learning programs, which include dance, robotics and the Men’s Leadership Academy.

“I am very proud of our expanded day programs at Sacramento City Unified,” Superintendent Banda said. “We have been very deliberate in creating programs that align with classroom learning and are still a lot of fun”