Government Shutdown: Child Care and Schools

In yesterday’s press release, Deputy Secretary of Defense William J. Lynn III Message to DOD Workforce on Potential Government Shutdown, it states that educational activities will be considered essential and exempt from a government shutdown.  I had previously been told that child care centers would not close, and this new information seems to include Department of Defense Educational Activity (DoDEA) schools.

I know that this is great news for military folks who would still be required to report to work but were concerned about child care.  All CDCs should be open and running as usual.

Sorry, school kids, no extended spring break for you!


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Kate Horrell
Kate Horrell is a military financial coach, mom of four teens, and Navy spouse. She has a background in taxes and mortgage banking, and a trove of experience helping other military families with their money. Follow her on twitter @realKateHorrell.