Please click HERE to take the survey regarding after-school programming in Watkins Glen & Odessa-Montour School Districts.

Survey to gauge after-school program options

Schuyler County, July 10 – Representatives from community agencies, as well as the superintendents of the Odessa-Montour and Watkins Glen Central School Districts, met Monday, July 8, to explore options for after-school programming for students in grades 5-8 in Schuyler County.

For the past five years, this programming has been provided at both Odessa-Montour and Watkins Glen districts through a Federal 21st Century Grant (staffed by Catholic Charities of Schuyler County). The districts recently learned that the grant would not be renewed for the 2013-14 school year, leaving a void in after-school programming in the county.

Representatives from Catholic Charities, Schuyler County Family Services, GST BOCES Grant Services and the Career Development Council, as well as Tom Phillips, Watkins Glen superintendent, and Jim Frame, Odessa-Montour superintendent, met to explore options.

To gather more information about the community’s needs, the group developed a brief survey for parents. The survey will be available on the Watkins Glen and the Odesssa-Montour websites until July 31. Parents are encouraged to complete the survey.
Once survey results are complete, the group will meet again to review the data and plan a community meeting on the issue.

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Article originally appeared on The Odessa File.