The pillar of the Norman community will close its doors at the end of the school year

A longtime pillar of the Normandy community will close its doors at the end of the school year. The Community After School Program, also known as CASP, will say goodbye to its Norman students after 48 years of service. served thousands of Norman students, but they only have a few weeks left. The district said its first priority is to ensure the best possible educational experience for students, and a new company will take care of that. McKinney, the general manager of elementary school services. A recommendation for a before and after school program was adopted by the Norman School Board on April 11, but Norman already has an after school program. a grassroots organization like CASP is a truly personalized experience for your child,” said Terri Craig, Executive Director of CASP. CASP is a non-profit organization serving the Normandy community for 48 years. our community. And the only services we offer are after school programs and then a summer program,” Craig said. Following the board’s decision, a national organization will make its way to Norman this fall: Alphabest. Norman Public Schools told KOCO 5 in a statement, “AlphaBest will serve not only ALL of our elementary schools, but also our middle schools, which CASP couldn’t do. Plus, they’re also able to offer pre-school child care, which the CASP couldn’t do.” Norman said the information service will be less expensive for families. ‘I hope they can make it work because our parents deserve a really good after school experience,’ Craig said. The new organization, Alphabest, told KOCO 5 although it is a national organization, they hire from within the local community. They also work with the University of Oklahoma for staff recruitment.

A historic pillar of the Norman community will close its doors at the end of the school year.

The Community After School Program, also known as CASP, will say goodbye to its Norman students after 48 years of service.

For decades, a local nonprofit has served thousands of Norman students, but they only have a few weeks left. The district said its first priority is to ensure the best possible education experience for students, and a new company will take care of that.

“Alphabest will serve K-8 at all of our 21 elementary and middle school sites,” said Holly McKinney, executive director of elementary school services.

A before-and-after-school program recommendation was adopted by the Norman school board on April 11, but Norman already has an after-school program.

“What you get for that with a local organization like CASP is a truly personalized experience for your child,” said CASP Executive Director Terri Craig.

The CASP is a non-profit association serving the Norman community for 48 years.

“We only exist for the benefit of children and families in our community. And the only services we provide are after-school programs and then a summer program,” Craig said.

Following the Board’s decision, a national organization will make its way to Norman this fall: Alphabest.

Norman Public Schools told KOCO 5 in a statement, “AlphaBest will serve not only ALL of our elementary schools, but also our middle schools, which CASP has been unable to do. Additionally, they are able to offer care before school like well, again something CASP couldn’t do.”

Norman said the news service would be cheaper for families.

“Hopefully they can make it work because our parents deserve a really good after school experience,” Craig said.

The new organization, Alphabest, told KOCO 5 although it is a national organization, they hire from within the local community. They also work with the University of Oklahoma for staff recruitment.

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