Extended vacation for kids challenges parents’ schedules


Fun and games: Marley Meyer, 7 (right), and Emmily Holloman, 9, play a card game called 'Trash' with the YMCA's Jared Newton while waiting for their parents to pick them up from Weston's YMCA day camp. All four school corporations began their two-week fall break this week, and some schools are providing expanded programs to help parents who can't take time off work to stay at home with their children. (Tom Russo/Daily Reporter)

GREENFIELD — If she’d had her choice, Kim Meyer would have spent this week and next at home with her son, Marley, a second-grader at Harris Elementary.

But for the 29-year-old single mom, taking off work for the two-week fall break that accompanies the new balanced calendar just wasn’t an option.

Meyer, of Greenfield, is one of many parents throughout the county who had to plan ahead for the Oct. 8-19 break shared by all four county school corporations this year.

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