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Boston Public School Parents Unhappy About New Start Times

Wednesday, December 20, 2017

In an attempt to save money on busing and to accommodate the 8 a.m. or later high school start times, K-8 schools would have to start and be released earlier. This would create childcare problems for working parents who would now either have to pick their children up earlier or be forced to spend more money on after-school care.

Former Secretary of Education Paul Reville emphasized the school system’s second role as a daycare center on Boston Public Radio Wednesday. “Beyond any function it performs as an education center, it is a daycare center,” said Reville. “When you change the terms of the daycare agreement, people get upset.”