After weeks of debate over the fate of the Village-run Morse after-school program, it looks as though it will be reinstated.
Village officials had argued the program cost too much money, was not fiscally sound and was not the responsibility of the municipal government (). Parents on the other hand said the program could be made sustainable, and that it was a valuable addition to the community ().
While Sleepy Hollow trustees will discuss the matter tonight, they have tentatively agreed to reinstate the program if a number of conditions are met pertaining to program fees and oversight.
The program, which had cost about $150 per student, will now cost $190 for Sleepy Hollow students and $275 for Tarrytown students. Parents will have to pay for care on the first of the month and will be expected to enroll their children for the entire 10-month school period.
If the program does not fill up (40 spaces are allocated) it remains to be seen if the Village will reinstate it.
Parents are being encouraged to sign up now, so that the program can move forward if enough students enroll. A sign-up form is attached, you can also contact Recreation Supervisor Robin Pell at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.