FENTY ILLEGALLY CLOSING CHILD CARE CENTERS

 
At a Public Oversight Hearing on Libraries, Parks and Recreation September 9, Councilman Harry Thomas, Jr. again charged the executive branch with violating the law as it moves to close day care programs operated by the Department of Parks and Recreation (DPR). Disregarding the law, Fenty already closed several sites and told workers to end enrollment and prepare to close at others, systematically stripping away a key part of the safety net for many DC parents. The closures will result in more than 160 workers losing their jobs, and hundreds of working parents the child care they depend upon.

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