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Kaibab Learning Center Gets Some Help

January 31, 2016

Faced with continued deficits, the Kaibab Learning Center is getting some help from Tusayan. The Town Council has voted to give the program $40,000. $30,000 will cover salary expenses while $10,000 will be used to provide discounts to Tusayan residents and and families who work in Tusayan. The Kaibab learning center is a non-profit agency that has been around since 2001 providing child care for the area.

Its income comes from tuition and donations. Red Feather Lodge has been a major contributor kicking in $15,000 a year.  Xanterra contributes resources as part of its contract with the National Parks Service. The NPS also contributes resources. 

The Town of Tusayan has joined the effort agreeing to help Center. 23% of the Center’s children live in Tusayan.

The Town Council decided to help after hearing that the Center lost $14,000 last year. Mayor Craig Sanderson said he and his grandchildren attended the center and noted its record of service, “This is an organization that helps us out.”

The center’s Carrie Fisher said the town’s help will stabilize funding, “We don’t want to always be in survival mode. We hope to get a good (financial) base.”