Selma High School Child Care Center might close

Published 12:00 am Wednesday, June 4, 2008

The Selma Times-Journal

Some faculty members of the Selma City School system may have to find alternative childcare.

Dr. Verdell Lett-Dawson, interim superintendent, said neither the Selma High School Child Care Center nor the program is cost-effective.

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The facility, which has the capacity for 30 children, is on the campus of Selma High School. It serves as a daycare for the school system employees as well as members of the community. Dawson said the program&8217;s participation is down to six children.

The program also served as a lab for students taking a childcare course. Dawson said that course will no longer be offered.

Teachers directing the program will not lose their jobs.

Dawson proposes that the building be used to relocate roughly 30 students and seven staff members of the Phoenix Alternative School, located at 501 Plant St. The school is for students in need of remediation or who have had behavior problems in other schools in the system.

The board may vote on the childcare center&8217;s closing and the program&8217;s discontinuance at its June 12 meeting.