You may have heard of the After School Program, and if your child goes to school in the Springdale ISD you might be interested in some details:
During the school year, the program runs until 6:00pm at the child's school, only in Springdale ISD, K-6 ( except Jones Elementary which doesn't have enough kids enrolled to have a program).
The Cost is $60 per week or $55 if you can automatically debit from an account.
The summer program is at JB Hunt Elementary for children from any district. The cost is $125 per week and they can be there from 7am-6pm. They serve a hot lunch and two snacks almost all summer and the materials and activities are all included in the fee.
The program is working on employing someone who speaks Spanish.
They do accept some children with disabilities into the program - a limitation is no changing facilities, so the children must be able to use the toilet.
They have had high-functioning children with autism in the program and have also made accommodations for a someone who uses a wheelchair (but who was able to use the toilet well).
If you are interested in this program, you can go find out more at www.afterschoolprog.com
- NWACPRC Staff
If your child needs Extended School Year Services (ESY) but the school does not want to provide these services, you need to learn about the legal requirements for ESY and how to use advocacy strategies to negotiate with the school. The following newsletter from Wright’s Law will give you strategies to successfully negotiate with the school on your child’s behalf.
Visit the link below to read a great article from wrightslaw about this:
Staff of the Northwest Arkansas Community Parent Resource Center (including original content as well as curated links to various authors around the web.)