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Before and After School Program Could End

The program could be cut as a result of the settlement of the school desegregation lawsuit.

LITTLE ROCK, AR -- The desegregation lawsuit settled by three school districts in Pulaski County -- could end a before and after school care program that many parents rely on.

In the Pulaski County Special School District, the loss of nearly $20 million in state funding could cut out the before and after school care program at four elementary schools.

District leaders said they want to keep the program, but they have to make sure the money is there.

This program allows parents to drop their students off early or pick them up late due to their work schedules.

Parents hope leaders keep it.

"At least we know where they are. They're safe. They're getting their homework done and I mean it helps a lot," said Sara Perez.

The district charges a low monthly fee to parents for the care.

Superintendent Jerry Guess said they are still adjusting their budgets but wanted parents to know ahead of time just in case they need to find daycare services.

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