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Y Learning Center in Missoula reopens with new security measures about meth contamination

Posted at 8:55 PM, Aug 13, 2018
and last updated 2018-08-13 22:55:10-04

MISSOULA – Following several months of cleanup after a former employee was discovered using meth near kids, the YMCA Learning Center reopened Monday.

The Learning Center has programs for kids from infancy through preschool.

The interior of the facility was completely stripped and renovated to remove any traces of meth. The building has also been updated with security cameras in most rooms and outside, along with new door codes to gain entry.

Program Director Nanette Melzer says many clients have been supportive. Of the 72 kids they can take for programs, only seven left over the ordeal.

“I think the term that ‘it takes a village’ has really taken on a brand new meaning for me. We’re just thrilled to be back home,” Melzer said.

They are working with the YMCA on a new employee drug testing policy.