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Published on Wednesday, February 13, 2019

Public comment invited on Summer Youth Program Self-monitoring Standards

CONTACT: Michelle Martinez, 210-207-8475


SAN ANTONIO (Feb. 13, 2019) – The San Antonio Parks and Recreation Department invites citizens to comment on self-monitoring standards for its Summer Youth Program at 5:30 p.m. on Monday, Feb. 25 at Municipal Plaza B Room, 114 W. Commerce.


The Summer Youth Program is offered at approximately 35 school sites and 22 community centers from 7:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. weekdays during the summer months. Children ages 6 to 12 at the school sites and 6 to 14 at the community centers participate in traditional sports, active games, craft projects, fitness activities, nutrition lessons, reading, and enrichment activities in math and science. They receive meals as part of the program provided by the school district or the City. The program is offered on a sliding fee schedule based on income and family size.


Self-monitoring is used in lieu of state licensing for municipal programs and is authorized by State Regulations of Child Care Facilities. Guidelines cover record keeping, staff qualifications, staffing ratios, responsibilities and training, safety procedures and emergency procedures.  After receiving comment from the public, the Parks and Recreation Department will take the self-monitoring standards to the City Council for approval.