The county will charge a late fee of $1 per minute if children are not picked up from the After School Zone program on time, beginning July 1.
The new fee is part of the county’s Department of Recreation and Parks effort to help generate revenue. The After School Zone program is held at the Worcester County Recreation Center in Snow Hill where children learn new skills, sportsmanship, teamwork, cooperation and more. They play cooperative games, do arts and crafts projects, celebrate holidays and have other fun activities while learning.
During Tuesday’s meeting, County Commissioner Virgil Shockley questioned how the new fee would work.