“Our community has been talking about coordinating and improving OST programs for all of our children for a long time. While Charlotte was talking, Nashville, Boston, Fort Worth, and other cities have invested considerable community resources to develop standards and training, and to provide evaluations and services to help families find high quality programs for their children
Charlotte has an opportunity to go beyond talk.”
Executive Director Bob Simmons and Director of Education Initiatives Greg Schermbeck weigh in on the need and the urgency of finding a permanent home for Out of School Time coordination in today’s Charlotte Observer. Funding for this important role ends on June 30 and Council has been meeting with community leaders to find both extended funding and someone willing to carry this work forward.
Read the Charlotte Observer piece here
Read more about the case for OST programs and the benefits to communities at The Case for Investing in Out of School Time