Darren Uhl, Recreation & Community Services Manager isn’t just cautiously optimistic; he’s sincerely optimistic. The new ‘Rec Extension’ program at Culver City Parks, set to support families that are challenged with distance learning, currently has 48 children enrolled, and is filled to capacity.
That capacity is already planned to extend. “We’re hoping to hire quite a few new part-time staffers to give us the ability to expand our Rec Extension program. Shifts available are 7:30 am to 12:30 pm and 12:30 to 5:30 pm, and applications are being taken now. ” The other thing needed is more WiFi, and the city is already working on it.
At the City Council meeting of August 24, 2020, City Manager John Nachbar noted it would be “30 to 60 days” before the internet would be operational to include more students.
Today, the program is taking care of Culver City residents in grades 3 through 6, at the Senior Center and two rooms at the Vets Building. Both the Rotunda Room and the Garden Room are being used for the program. Uhl noted “We need to expand WiFi to the Teen Center and also out to the park space.”
The future of the program will also allow for students who are permitted into the Culver City Unified School District.
For more info, go to Culver City Parks, Recreation and Community Services /www.culvercity.org/live/community-neighborhood/parks-recreation-culture