MIDDLETOWN, NJ - The Middletown Board of Education has a full and controversial plate on Wednesday night as a decade old partnership with the long time non-profit YMCA is in jeopardy of termination based on the agenda. The program involves about 100 local employees and involves a significant block of Middletown families.
It will be up to the Middletown Board of Education to accept or reject the Superintendent's recommendation.
The agenda can be read here
The Chicago based company Dr. George is recommending (per item 9 on the agenda) is called Right at School, LLC. It will be making a special presentation to the Board of Education for the Before and After Care program. Headquartered in Illinois, the company has been making inroads in the before and after care programming for schools in various states.
The agenda does not currently include a presentation by the YMCA. Supporters of the YMCA plan to attend the meeting.
Following the presentation, the agenda lists a recommendation that results in terminating the YMCA in favor of a contract with Right at School, LLC. The term of the agreement would begin on July 1st, just eight business days later.
Parents will be limited to a 30 minute period to comment before a vote is presumably taken. The decision will rest on at least five board of education members saying yes or no out of nine total members.
The meeting starts at 7PM and will be held at the High School North Library.