Longer Summer Break for Students; Parents and Programs Adjust
Normally, children return home from their first day of school around this time and day. But recent legislation requires schools to start no earlier than two weeks before Labor Day, and the new date is causing some problems.
Schools won't start for another two weeks. While many children are loving the longer break, some summer programs have had to make adjustments, and it's costing them a pretty penny.
"Normally this time, you would have about 170 [members]. Now this time we have about 245, and that's expensive. Very expensive," says Executive Director Rick Jackson.
If you would like to help out the Boys and Girls Club, employees say just give them a call at (334) 832-4288.
Lawmakers say another reason they've extended summer break is because they'll save money. They say running a school during the heat of summer drives energy costs.
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