Sioux Falls transfers after-school care programming to school district
Vote ends decades of city involvement managing free school-based community centers
Sioux Falls is out of the after-school care business.
The City Council Tuesday night approved a measure ending its decades-long role of running five community centers attached to public schools where children have congregated after school, as well as on weekends, for free. Run by the city’s Parks and Recreation Department, the community centers have gyms and activities for children – providing those with working parents a place to go in the afternoons.
The Council approved an agreement that would transfer the function to the Sioux Falls School District. The district plans to replace the city’s free program with a fee-based system. Families will be charged on a sliding scale based on income.
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