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Kamala Harris Proposes Keeping Schools Open Until 6pm

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Kamala Harris Proposes Keeping Schools Open Until 6pm

Kamala Harris Proposes Keeping Schools Open Until 6pm

California Senator Kamala Harris has come up with a new proposal! The 2020 presidential candidate wants to ease the burden placed on working parents by ensuring their children’s schools are open longer each day.

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The new bill titled Family Friendly Schools Act, would grant at least $5 million in federal dollars to school districts serving a high number of low-income families to push the end of the average school day from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. in 500 schools. The money would also go for the creation of programs and activities when school is not in session.

Now, the bill says teachers and faculty would not have to work additional hours unless they sign up for an extra shift, which they would be compensated at the rate they get during normal school hours. The bill proposes no closures except federal holidays, weekends or emergencies.

Harris explained her latest proposal in a press release. She said,

“My mother raised my sister and me while working demanding, long hours,” said Senator Harris. “So, I know firsthand that, for many working parents, juggling between school schedules and work schedules is a common cause of stress and financial hardship. But, this does not have to be the case. My bill provides an innovative solution that will help reduce the burden of child care on working families. It is time we modernize the school schedule to better meet the needs of our students and their families.”

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