Grow Clay County Says They Are Committed To Moving Forward Despite Recent Setback

By Quinn O’Hara

On the evening of March 18, the USD 379 School Board voted to not participate in the childcare portion of the upcoming Clay Center Multi-Generational Life Center.

Natalie Muruato, the Director of Grow Clay County and the lead organizer of the Life Center and related grants, said providing childcare within the Life Center is a requirement of its grant.

Muruato said Grow Clay County was disappointed in the Board’s vote but is moving ahead despite the setback.

According to Muruato, Grow Clay County has roughly a year to fill the four childcare rooms within the Life Center.

In a Facebook post announcing the updates, Grow Clay County thanked the community for their continued support and encouragement as they work to bring the Life Center to fruition. They said they and their supporters are making a difference in the lives of residents and building a stronger, more vibrant community.

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