By Joyce Owen The crisis is over for now, but on Monday morning Butler Elementary School parents that depend on the SPICE program for after school care wondered what they would do. On July 28, just a week before school opened, parents began receiving calls from SPICE director Debbie Moon. They learned the program had been cut and 75 children would not have a spot in the program. With the closure of the Boys and Girls Club earlier this year, South Walton parents had few options. The club located across from Butler on County Road 30A provided the only other local option for after school care. Parents were soon calling the school, the district office, board members and even county officials hoping that someone would provide a solution. On Monday, the district announced that two portables would be moved to Butler in time for opening day. Principal Tammy Smith said the SPICE program would continue at Butler, but like other schools in South Walton, there was little room for additional expansion. Though 100 fewer students have registered at Butler this fall, due to the current state-mandated class size reduction guidelines, about the same number of classrooms are needed as last year. Any new students registering for SPICE will be put on a waiting list, she said. Smith was pleased to learn that on Aug. 2 the Boys and Girls Club of the Emerald Coast announced a temporary site for the club would open by September. ?It was a blow when they closed down,? she said. SPICE director Moon took in as many of the displaced children as possible, but that put more pressure on the school?s already strained resources, Smith said. BGCEC Chief Professional Officer Bear Henley said at the club?s annual breakfast meeting Wednesday, the permitting process for the temporary facility in South Walton was nearing completion. The permanent building will be constructed behind the Coastal Branch Library in the Government and Education Complex off Highway 331. ?We are revisiting our plans to fit on the new property,? Henley said. In a telephone interview Wednesday morning, school board member Darrell Barnhill said the SPICE program and the Boys and Girls Club are both needed to provide childcare in South Walton. Freeport and DeFuniak Springs don?t have these problems, he said, but they have other childcare options. ?The question is can we continue? Even with Boys and Girls Club and Spice, with the growth we see in South Walton, is that going to be enough? ?There?s a finite number of children that we can manage in after-school programs,? Barnhill said. ?Some time this year, there will be another call to parents that we?ve reached the limit.?