Some Parents Will Have To Look For A New Daycare

Some Leslie County parents will have to find a new place to send their kids after Leslie County Schools shut down some of its daycare centers.

Daycare and possibly some after school programs at family resource centers in W.B. Muncy Elementary and Stinnett Elementary will be cut.

W.B. Muncy Elementary and Stinnett Elementary in Leslie County will have to do without their daycare centers this year.

“When you have a whole family that is depended on somebody getting an education and there's no day care available to them, they have no choice but to go to another school system,” Stephanie Walker said.

School board officials blame lack of funding as the reason why the daycare centers have to close their doors.

“There's not a lot of day care options, that's one of the reasons we made every effort to keep those centers open and Muncy and Stinnett both would have like to have remained open,” Anthony Little said.

But to remain open, many parents at either elementary school would have had to signup, but school officials say the numbers didn't add up.

“We've never had a lot of children come, we've had enough to kind of break even for awhile,” Darlene Campbell said.

Now, parents in Leslie County will have to look for other daycare and after-school options.

The school board has no plans to reopen either day car center next year.

Hyden Elementary School now has the only day care center still open in Leslie County.

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