BOURBONNAIS — The Bourbonnais Elementary School Board on Tuesday authorized District 53 to enter into an agreement with the Kankakee Area YMCA to provide before- and after-school childcare next fall.

Both the YMCA and Bourbonnais Township Park District currently provide services in the district. However, the BTPD will not be providing childcare in schools next year due to staffing issues.

Families that want to utilize BTPD childcare will need to take their children to the Recreation Station and provide their own transportation, BTPD Executive Director Ed Piatt has said.


Stephanie Markham joined the Daily Journal in February 2020 as the education reporter. She focuses on school boards as well as happenings and trends in local schools. She earned her B.A. in journalism from Eastern Illinois University.

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