Parents Urge Commissioners to Reinstate After-School Program
Alachua County Commissioners say they're aware of the problem, but parents say, the solution isn't coming fast enough.
Parents whose kids were involved in an after-school program that was cut say this was the only one like it in their neighborhood. .
Parents spoke at today's county commission meeting, urging commissioners to reinstate the programs.
There were two programs led by the Alachua County Sheriff's Office-- One in Tower Oaks and one in Majestic Oaks, but now they're both closed.
Some parents say now, their kids aren't doing as well in school, and they're getting into trouble outside of school.
Commissioner say they, and the sheriff, are aware of the program's importance.
The program in Tower Oaks was closed because the building is now in foreclosure.
The one in Majestic Oaks was closed last week because the program director, who was in both locations, was reassigned to another job.
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