UPDATE: Macon after school program appealing state’s decision to revoke license

MACON, Georgia (41NBC/WMGT) – A Macon after school program is choosing to appeal the state’s decision of revoking its license, after its director was accused of spanking a child with a belt. 

The Georgia Department of Early Care and Learning pulled the Motivating Youth Foundation’s credentials on Thursday. A spokesperson says its up to a judge to decide the fate of the program. 

"If the judge rules in favor of ‘Bright from the Start’ then the license would be revoked and that takes effect for a period of one year before they could re-apply for another license," Reg Griffin with DECAL said. 

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Roger Jackson, the Motivating Youth Foundation’s director, was arrested on Wednesday accused of spanking an 8-year-old. His attorney, Virgil Adams, says they are planning to file an appeal in the couple of days. Jackson has 10 days to file before the case goes in front of a judge. 

If parents if you’re looking for an alternative place to send your kids in the meantime. The state is offering a help line and website. For more information click here

MACON, Georgia (41NBC/WMGT) – The director of an after school program in Macon is accused of spanking one of his students with a belt.

Roger Jackson is charged with battery. According to an incident report, the victim told her grandmother Jackson spanked her multiple times after she got in trouble at his Motivating Youth program on Main Street.

The Bibb County Sheriff’s website shows Jackson was released Tuesday on a $1,300 bond.