Jerusalem will be one of the cities to lengthen their school days. There was much debate about the issue between the municipality and the Ministry of Education and Finance. School will now end at 4:00PM for young children as opposed to 2:00PM.
Advocates say the result will be lower costs for afternoon childcare programs and longer work hours for parents. City Hall officials said, "now every child will get a hot meal, which will be supervised by the Ministry of Education and the Jerusalem Municipality.