As was promised to parents during the summer, following receipt of a budget from the Ministry for Development of the Periphery, the Negev, and the Galilee, the Jerusalem Municipality will provide a refund to parents for a subsidized portion of the cost that they paid for summer camps. This is for camps their children participated in during 2016. On Monday, February 27, 2017, the Municipal Finance Committee approved the differential reimbursement to parents who paid for summer camps for the 11th month, as part of the subsidization for the 11th month of school during the summer vacation. The reimbursement will total around ₪3.7 million, subsidized by the Ministry for Development of the Periphery, the Negev, and the Galilee. The refund to parents who paid for 11th month camps will be in accordance with the amount paid by them, and will total up to ₪300.
The refund will be carried out between March 15, 2017 – April 9, 2017, led by the JEA, through the Community Administrations, who operated the programs. The refund will be handed out on Sundays, Mondays, and Wednesdays from 3:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.
The Municipality thanks the Minister for Development of the Periphery, the Negev, and the Galilee, Aryeh Deri, whose decision enables thousands of families in Jerusalem to enjoy financial reimbursement for the camps. We congratulate the Parents Organization of the Jerusalem education system, who participanted throughout and contributed to this success.