School Board Keeps Summer Program
Board members agreed not to cut a school-run child care program this summer, but it's not going to be a pure child care program any longer.
About 1,200 kids attend "Extended Day Enrichment Programs" every summer in Alachua County... and parents say they were devastated when they heard board members voted to do away with it in a budget workshop.
Tuesday, the board decided to keep the program... but it will cost parents more money, up to 40 percent more because it will now include an educational curriculum.
"There's a lot of us who can't afford the YMCAs and the 'O2B Kids,' even though we would like to, we just can't afford that," Gregg Martin, a parent of an EDEP student, said.
There will be another meeting for the school board next Tuesday to further discuss the budget... to determine exactly how much EDEP fees will increase.
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