After-School Programs in Jordan District to Discontinue

After-School Programs in Jordan District to Discontinue

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WEST JORDAN, Utah (AP) -- Several after-school programs in the Jordan School District will soon come to an end.

Beginning June 3rd, after-school programs at five elementaries in the district will discontinue. They include: Heartland, Copperview, Majestic, East Midvale and Midvale.

Bob Dunn, executive director of South Valley Boys and Girls Clubs, said the organization will be force to shut down the programs when federal grants expire.

Dunn said the crush of insurance costs -- along with counseling, technology and family programs -- has proved too big to keep the programs open through the summer.

Administrators expect the program at Midvale Elementary will be folded into Midvale's Boys and Girls club. They also expect Majestic will get 25-thousand dollars from Salt Lake County in order to return this fall.

Dunn said for everyone else, the club's locations continue to offer an inexpensive afternoon alternative to day care.

(Copyright 2005 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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