The New Hampton School District will explore adding a before and after school program for three- and four-year-olds.
During their November meeting (11.21), Superintendent Jay Jurrens told the School Board he has had discussions for a joint effort with Little Sprouts Children’s Center that fills a community need.
Jurrens says the most likely location for the program would be the Middle School weight room, which would require some remodeling.
Board member Adam Schwickerath motioned to have the district hire an architect to study the remodeling and estimated costs.
Schwickerath’s motion was unanimously approved.
Jurrens said the district could pay for the project out of school district SAVE funds, but the Board would like to see Little Sprouts explore grants and/or fundraising efforts to help assist with paying for the remodeling.
Jurrens noted that the earliest the before and after school program could be up and running would be next fall.