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Christian Love Center offering school monitor program

Parents of elementary students enrolling in virtual learning for the fall may have an option for daytime supervision and support.

The Christian Love Community Center on Segar Street in Troy is offering spots in a virtual school monitor program for students in kindergarten through fourth grade.

“We’ve had a call from parents who are concerned about sending their children to school but who also need to work,” said Lawanda Bell, youth services coordinator for the center.

As a solution, the center will convert several unused classrooms to spaces for students enrolled in virtual learning.

“We will have retired teachers as monitors in the classrooms to help the students,” Bell said. “And we have several Troy University students who are seniors who will be assisting as well.”

The program will provide supervision for these students from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m., with breakfast, lunch and an afternoon snack provided.

“All the students will need to bring are their computers and their headphones,” Bell said. “And we’re working on getting some computers donated as well.”

The program will serve students in both the Troy City and Pike County public schools. Officials with the schools are providing laptops and computers for students in the virtual programs.

Cost is $95 per week, but Bell said parents who receive support through family guidance program will be accepted and scholarships are available.

Space is limited and reservations will be accepted through Friday, Aug. 7. Anyone wanting more information can call the Christian Love Community Center at 334-566-5210.