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Afterschool program to be offered for $20 per week

The McDuffie County School District will operate an afterschool program in all elementary schools and the middle school for the 2011-2012 school year.

McDuffie Educational and Enrichment Programs for Students (MEEPS), an afterschool program previously operated with grant funds in five schools, no longer exists.

Beginning Aug. 29, Dearing Elementary School Afterschool Program, Thomson Elementary School Afterschool Program, Maxwell Elementary School Afterschool Program, Norris Elementary School Afterschool Program, and Thomson-McDuffie Middle School Afterschool Program will serve students with a fee-based program at a rate of $20 per week per child. The new afterschool program will offer a structure similar to the previous MEEPS program.

Registration for the new afterschool program for all locations is being held:

- Today and Aug. 15, from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. at the former MEEPS office at the rear of the Norris Elementary School campus on Main Street. Contact Luci Linnenkohl at (706) 986-4471 or Nancy Trivett at (706) 986-4470 for directions to the office.

- During school open house Wednesday, between 4 p.m. and 6 p.m. at all elementary schools and from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. at the middle school.

- On Aug. 18 and thereafter from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. at the afterschool office at each school.

The first week's tuition of $20 per child is due at the time of registration.

Call (706) 986-4471 or (706) 986-4470.

Web posted on Thursday, August 11, 2011

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