After federal all-day school program ends, Sonora proposes plan to fill the gap
A federal all-day school program in Mexico is ending, and neighboring Sonora is one of several states that is proposing a new plan to fill in the gap.
The federal Full Time Schools (Escuelas de Tiempo Completo) program provided food and additional educational hours to millions of students — many of them indigenous or low-income.
In August, a new state plan will start at just over 1,000 schools across vast, largely rural Sonora. This first phase of the effort will be backed by roughly $3 million in state support.
To save on costs, education officials say that parents and others will be asked to help prepare food and otherwise assist in the implementation of the program.