New York CIty Council Member Ben Kallos

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1010 WINS City Council bill would make summer camp free for all NYC kids by ELISE CZAJKOWSKI

City Council bill would make summer camp free for all NYC kids

NEW YORK (1010 WINS) -- Two City Council Members have proposed a bill that would make summer camp free for all New York City students.

The bill, introduced Tuesday, would require the city's Youth and Community Development Department to determine the scope and resources to provide summer camp for all city kids by 2022, according to The Daily News.

At the moment, summer youth programs are often not funded until the city's final budget is determined in June, causing uncertainty for parents, program providers and kids.

The NYC Parks Department offers a summer day camp for students aged 6 to 13, which costs between $500 and $575 for seven weeks.

One of the bill's sponsors, Debi Rose of Staten Island, tweeted, "It is time we build on our successes with early childhood education in the city and give all students seeking a spot in a summer program the opportunity to participate."

1010 WINS Council Passes Bill Requiring GPS Tracking On All City School Buses by 1010 WINS

Council Passes Bill Requiring GPS Tracking On All City School Buses

“Parents should be able to track buses just like an Uber or an MTA bus, see when it’s coming, come downstairs with their kids, see it get their kids to school safely and know when it’s coming to drop off their child at home,” said Councilman Ben Kallos, who sits on the City Council’s Education Committee.

Now, parents will be able to locate their children’s school buses in real-time.