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DELRAY BEACH, FL (WFLX) - The Children's Services Council voted Thursday to terminate the contract of the Delray Katie's Kids Learning Center in 15 days.

This decision will be affecting 44 children receiving subsidized care.

The council will also vote on whether other Katie's Kids locations should increase monitoring.

It is likely the center may shut down since most of it's kids received subsidized care through The Children's Services Council. Katie's Kids in Delray Beach gets about $225,000 a year in state and federal funds.

This news comes just after a tragedy occurred at the center on August 2. Two-year-old Haile Brockington died in a van parked outside.The driver of the van that transported Haile to the center forgot to bring the toddler inside, and she was found dead hours later.

The council met Thursday afternoon to decide whether it would award state and federal money to the center and determined they would end the contract.

Since the tragedy, Katie's Kids has fired four employees including the driver, and the facility has been hit with a lawsuit by Haile's parents.

Authorities have released records showing other problems at the center, such as children not being signed in and out properly, and sign-out sheets with incomplete dates.

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