EXTENDED SCHOOL HOURS PROPOSED

Democratic Presidential candidate Senator Kamala Harris wants schools to stay open until 6 p.m., to better help with parents work hours. Under her proposal the school day would start at 8 a.m. and offer additional activities until 6 p.m. with no closures, except for weekends, federal holidays, and emergencies. The bill proposes a pilot program that would give 500 schools serving mainly low-income families, a five-year grant of up to 5 million dollars to lengthen the school day, along with 1.3 billion dollars for summer programming. Teachers would be allowed to sign up for extra shifts and be paid the rate they get during normal school hours.

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Coronavirus State Hotlines, Local Cancellations & More

Coronavirus State Hotlines, Local Cancellations & More

  If you or a family member are showing signs of symptoms, you can call the hotline in your state.  Alabama Covid-19 Hotline: 1-888-264-2256   Florida Department of Health COVID-19 Hotline: 1-866-779-6121  The Call Center is available 24 hours a day. Inquiries may also be emailed to COVID-19@flhealth.gov.    Mississippi Covid-19 Hotline: 1-877-978-6453     To view all…