One of the selected projects by the Clinton Iowa Big program is a study to address the shortage of childcare options in Clinton The more significant question is whether the school district should offer parents an option of childcare to address these availability concerns and for parent convenience.
The students that are studying this issue will be issuing a survey to parents and the community in the next few days. The survey link will be available through the school email or the district web site. Among the topics the survey questions will cover are:
- Interest in before or after school daycare at a centralized school location or at each elementary and/or middle schools
- Interest in future childcare options at the schools for children ages 0-4
- Interest in school childcare during the summer
- Demand, ability to pay, etc.
If the school district decides to provide these services, by code it will be tuition-based. It is not legal to use PK4-12 funding to supplement childcare services.
Please support these students by responding to the survey.