Closure has finally come to the controversy over Madera Unified School District’s after-school program. Formerly known as Club Yes and operated by the Madera County Office of Education, a new program, Learn4Life, is in place and will be controlled by Madera Unified.
The adoption of the Learn4Life after-school program by MUSD trustees at their meeting Tuesday evening brings an end to months of wrangling, innuendoes, and uncertainty over Madera Unified’s decision to run its own after-school program.
Trustees received an in-depth look at the new program from Chief Academic Officer Robert Chavez, who has been assigned the job of coordinating Learn4Life in addition to his other administrative duties.
Working directly under his oversight will be a Fresno County-based consultant, California Teaching Fellows Foundation, which will be responsible for running the program at a cost to the district of $1.3 million...