Ynet reported that following lengthy negotiations regarding opening kindergartens on Lag B'Omer, the Local Government and Workers' Union reached an agreement that will see teaching aides replacing full-time staff. By way of compensation, aides will receive an alternate day off. However, it remains to be seen how enough manpower will be recruited for the upcoming week.
Temporary aides will be hired in order to create a study routine for preschoolers who have just returned to regular curriculum. Although a number of municipal heads already filed appeals to local committees to allow kindergartens to operate on Lag B'Omer, the national agreement will make it easier for all municipalities to advance the move.