City of Abilene Could Keep After School Program

UPDATE:  After nearly a month of back-and-forth between parents and the Abilene City Council, the city's after school programs will continue operating as usual for the rest of this school year. Fees for the program will be discussed sometime in July, according to the Communications & Media Relations Manager, Alaisha Guerra. Alaisha also said that the decision was not a vote, but a consensus.

ABILENE, Texas (KTAB/KRBC) - City of Abilene staff is going to recommend council members keep an after school program they made the decision to cut earlier this year. 

City Manager Robert Hanna told KTAB and KRBC this decision comes after parents affected by the cuts voiced their concerns during a series of meetings with city officials. 

Hanna also said that the City is considering making some families pay $15 per child each week. for the previously free program. Families with students who qualify for free or reduced lunches would have the fee waived.

A special called City Council meeting will take place in the city council chambers at 555 Walnut Street at 5:30 p.m. Tuesday night. During this meeting, the public is invited to give comment on the after school program to city council members. No formal decision will be made during the meeting.

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