The Butler Area School District is entering into a partnership with two other local organizations to launch a new after-school program for some students this fall.
Superintendent Dr. Brian White said during a school board meeting Monday that the district has met with both the Butler County Parks Department and the Butler YMCA to plan joint programs for Intermediate school students to engage in after- school at 3 p.m.
Sign-ups will tentatively take place in September, with a four-week trial activity period planned for late October and early November. More information will be provided at orientation events. The specific activities have yet to be decided but could include things like basketball, pickle ball, kayaking and water polo.
“This is not after-school daycare…but rather an after-school activity,” White said Monday. “This will be a two-day per week program.”
Students would pay a $10-20 fee to participate, but most of the costs would be covered by the district and the other participating organizations. This program is currently limited to Intermediate School students but could be expanded to other students in the future.
White pointed to data that showed the Intermediate student age group will benefit most from such a program.