Haredi parties working to gain access to Education Ministry’s summer day camp program

Shas and United Torah Judaism are battling to have haredi schools included in a program of the Ministry of Education which subsidizes the costs of day camps for Grade 1 and 2 children during school summer vacations.

The summer day camp initiative was implemented during the last government by former education minister Shai Piron, in which the Ministry of Education provided funding for the program along with local authorities and contributions from parents.

It was however only made available to public state schools to the chagrin of the haredi political leadership and the broader haredi community whose educational institutes are largely outside of the public school system.

Source: http://www.jpost.com/Israel-News/Politics-And-Diplomacy/Haredi-parties-working-to-gain-access-to-Education-Ministrys-summer-day-camp-program-404257

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