continued “I know that this is all coming from the perspective of making sure that the kids are safe and can be taken care of,” Connell said. “But you have to stop and look at the fact that if you make it so towns cannot run these programs anymore, then you will have a lot of kids in bad situations because this is where they go during the summer while parents are at work.”
“We have a summer program that has between 140 and 180 kids at it every day,” Scozzafava said. “If they were not here, then they would be at home and often times unsupervised.”
Mascarenas said the frustration in the late change in requirements came because the state made a change that he was unaware of.
“We have a lot of people who think that all these regulations are coming from the county or the Youth Bureau, and that is just not the case,” he said.