GIRARD —Crawford County Commissioners received an update on CLASS LTD during its Tuesday meeting.

GIRARD —Crawford County Commissioners received an update on CLASS LTD during its Tuesday meeting.

Jan Bolin, CLASS president/CEO, reported that the organization, which provides services to those with developmental and other disabilities, did very well in its national accreditation evaluation.

“We are very proud of our staff,” she said. “They did have a few suggestions on things we could do better, and we appreciated that.”

Alan Yarnell, CLASS director of services for Crawford and Cherokee Counties, said that the agency had recently expanded its service center in Pittsburg by 2,000 square feet.

“This provides more office space and more work area for contract work,” he said.

Bolin said that CLASS works for a number of businesses in Pittsburg.

“Our first and foremost outcome is employment,” she said.

CLASS provides document shredding services and also has eco-glass, which recycles discarded bottles into fill for landscaping use. However, Bolin had bad news about the Laundry Basket, a Pittsburg laundromat.

“Tomorrow (Wednesday) is our last day,” she said. “We just couldn’t get the cash flow to keep it going.”

“I applaud you for trying,” said commissioner Linda Grilz.

Bolin also mentioned homes in Crawford County for young people with developmental disabilities who are in foster care.

“At 18 they ‘age out’ of the system, but may not be quite ready to go out on their own,” she said. “We’ve got 16 homes all together.”

Bolin also expressed her concern about the inclusion of services to those with developmental disabilities in Gov. Sam Brownback’s KanCare  managed care program. Under the governor’s plan, all Medicaid recipients, including the elderly, the poor and those with disabilities, will be moved to managed care by Jan. 1, 2013.

Commissioner Bob Kmiec suggested that Bolin and CLASS LTD draft a letter expressing its concerns and commissioners would sign it.

In other business, the commission approved a request by Mindy  Payne, doing business as Dalton’s Event Facility, for a one-day waiver of the establishment’s cereal malt beverage license on March 9. The establishment would be granted a liquor license on that day only for a private party.