Decision on Gering After School program to be made in December

The Gering School Board Monday evening discussed the future of the the school district's After School program, and will make a decision on whether to continue it at their next meeting in December.

Northfield Principal Betty Smith, coordinator of the program for the district, says staffing is an issue, regulations for both the $50,000 grant that funds the program and Health & Human Services are difficult, collecting money for the program is a monthly problem, wear and tear on the buildings is extensive, and discipline of students is tough. Smith confirmed that the other district principals would be in favor of discontinuing this program.

Board President Alan Doll told KNEB News during the discussion board members debated whether child care is a function of the school district or whether that is the responsibility of parents and local child care providers.

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