Could there be a more appropriate acronym than ROCKS, which stands for Recreation on Campus for Kids after School?
We'll answer our own rhetorical question with a resounding "no."
The city of Costa Mesa's program is solid and safe, a worry-free environment for working families who need someone to supervise their youngsters between the time the school bell rings and Mom and Dad get home from work.
ROCKS, which is on the city's chopping block alongside youth sports and recreation programs, should not be rolled away.
Many families, particularly in this economy, find that both parents need to work full-time jobs and that someone responsible needs to watch their children. No good can come of axing the program.