To accommodate the many parents in USD 398 who work out of town and have youngsters enrolled at Peabody-Burns Elementary School, a new program called After School Adventures is in effect.
Any district student enrolled at PBES in kindergarten through sixth grade is eligible to participate in this program, which is open at PBES from 3:30 to 6 p.m. daily when school is in session.
The purpose is to give children a safe place to be when parents are working or are unable to be home when children are dismissed for the day. Students will be given a snack, have the opportunity to participate in activities, or finish any homework they might have.
Students from Burns may participate in this program and ride the athletic practice bus to the community center. They will arrive about 6:35 p.m.
Longtime grade school aide Beth Peter is director of the ASA program. She will keep track of attendance and bills will be sent to parents or guardians on a monthly basis.
Charges for the service are based on the same criteria as charges for the lunch program. Information regarding a family’s ability to pay will be held in the strictest of confidence.
Parents of students who qualify for regular lunches will be charged $5 per day per child for the after school program. Parents whose children are on the reduced lunch program will pay $2.50 per day per child. A child participating in the free lunch program will be enrolled in ASA for $1.25 per day.
Any student still at school past 3:50 p.m. will be sent to this program and his parents billed accordingly.
For more information contact the elementary school at 620-983-2188.