Monday, February 15, 2016 09:00 AM

WAKE COUNTY TO KEEP POPULAR SCHOOL SUMMER CAMP PROGRAM AFTER ALL

The Wake County school system has reversed its decision to eliminate popular summer recreational camps used by hundreds of students from Cary and Morrisville.

Parents were told at the end of January that the camps were being discontinued because of concerns such as whether the programs met property and liability insurance requirements. But after they “heard from a lot of parents,” school officials announced this week that the camps would open this summer while a review is conducted to determine whether any changes will be made for 2017.

“District staff reexamined the summer camp program and determined that the schools that had been operating them will be able to continue for the summer of 2016,” said Lisa Luten, a Wake County school spokeswoman. “But while that’s going on, the district will conduct a districtwide audit of all the programs in place to review fiscal, safety and programming structures.”

Families pay a $50 registration fee and $145 a week for the all-day, nine-week summer program. The camps offer activities such as field trips to science museums, weekly activities such as swimming and daily activities such as theme-related crafts.

THIS JUST SHOWS THAT ONE VOICE IS A WHISPER, BUT MANY VOICES ARE A ROAR.

Nancy Haywood, Cary ...

News source: http://www.newsobserver.com/news/local/education/article59992836.html

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