Somerset School Programs Face Post-Hurricane Space Issues

Special early-day and after-school programs in Somerset County schools face challenges in finding space for their offerings, as the county continues to rebuild and renovate multiple facilities following recent disaster damages.

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Crisfield-area children attending Head Start have a place to go Thursday.

Those enrolled at It Takes A Village To Help Our Children after-school program, though, could be without after-school enrichment if organizers fail to secure an interim space by the end of the year.

It Takes A Village leaders want a commitment from Somerset County officials that the after-school program for at-risk children is a tenant in a new structure proposed to replace the former H. DeWayne Whittington Primary School. That site was severely damaged during Hurricane Sandy in October 2012.

Michael Sanderson

Executive Director Maryland Association of Counties