The camps will be available for 5-to-12-year-old kids and will operate at 16 community centers in Seattle
If Seattle teachers strike and the start of school Wednesday is delayed, current before-and-after-school care for kids in Seattle will expand into all-day camps from Sept. 9-11 at some community centers, according to the city.
The camps will operate from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. at 16 community centers around the city, says a news release. They’re available for 5-to-12-year-old kids already enrolled in Parks and Recreation before-and-after-school programs, and will run “at no additional cost to families,” says the release.
“While we still hope that an agreement will be reached to allow school to start on time, the City is making arrangements to provide some relief to impacted families juggling childcare arrangements,” Mayor Ed Murray says in a statement.
Registration for the programs is still open.
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Seattle educators voted unanimously on Thursday to strike if the teachers union and school district don’t reach a contract agreement. The two sides have met more than 20 times since May but remain far apart on several issues.
Additional specifics of the program and other information can be found here: http://goo.gl/FwCw3p
Information from the Seattle Times archives is included in this report.