Agenda Item
Meeting Date: 8/8/2019 - 6:30 PM
Category: APPROVAL OF CONSENT AGENDA
Type: Action
Subject: After School Opportunities at New Crozet Park Facility
ACPS Division Objective :
Objective 5
We will optimize resources.
Objective 3
We will improve opportunity and achievement.
Objective 4
We will create and expand partnerships.
Policy: KA - School-Community Relations Goals
Enclosure:
File Attachment:
CrozetPark080819.pdf
Summary: Claudius Crozet Park is a 22 acre community non-profit recreational facility open to all. It is managed by Claudius Crozet Park, Inc., a non-profit organization managed by volunteers. Currently, the Park's Board is in the planning phases of an expanded and updated facility to meet the needs of the growing community. The park is soliciting private donations but they will also be requesting partial funding from the Board of Supervisors later this month.

The new Crozet Park Aquatics and Fitness Center will feature a gymnasium, indoor walking track, fitness areas and community rooms. A key component of the facility is space for after-school and summer programming. Currently, the YMCA leases the existing building and offers programming to only 27 students as it is limited by available space. The new facility will offer space for a program that could serve as many as 300 students.

Affordable, quality after-school care is in great demand throughout the county including the Western Feeder Pattern. There are currently 123 students on the wait lists for the Extended Day Enrichment Program (EDEP) at the four western feeder pattern elementary schools. That figure does not include families who do not apply because they cannot afford the program. As documented in the 2017 program evaluation of EDEP and subsequent Board conversations since, increased access to after-school care opportunities is needed.

The Park Board is seeking a letter of support demonstrating the need for increased after school opportunities before it goes before the Board of Supervisors on August 21st.
Funding: n/a
Recommendation: Send a letter of support in the need for additional after-school opportunities in the community.
Approvals:
Recommended By:
Signed By:
Rosalyn Schmitt - Chief Operating Officer
Signed By:
Dr. Matthew Haas - Superintendent