Now what? Club seeking new path after district rejects collaboration

Though the Ripon School Board said “no” to a partnership with the Boys & Girls Club of the Tri-County Area, the club hasn’t given up hope.

“The [club’s] board [of directors] and the Ripon Steering Committee remain committed to bringing Boys and Girls Club services to the families and children in Ripon,” club CEO Jason Presto said this week.

However, when the club could open a location in Ripon remains uncertain.

According to Presto, it needs to consider different options to bring services to Ripon.

“We’ll take a little time to gather ourselves and re-evaluate opportunities that are ahead for pursuing alternate sort of operating models or just different locations,” Presto said. “And when we’re ready to move forward — we don’t know when that is yet — we will certainly do so.”

After a few years working with the Boys & Girls Club in regards to a potential partnership, last week Monday, March 25 the Ripon School Board unanimously voted against the club’s final proposal.

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