SACRAMENTO (CBS13) – California Senator and Democratic presidential nominee hopeful Kamala Harris has introduced a bill that aims to help working parents by aligning school hours with the normal workday.

Right now, most schools dismiss around 3 p.m., two hours short of the usual standard full-time workday, leaving many parents in a bind.

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The legislation, called the “Family Friendly Schools Act,” would create school activities from at least 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sen. Harris introduced the bill on Wednesday.

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However, the bill doesn’t aim to make teachers work longer hours. Instead, the law would award five-year grants of up to $5 million to schools so they can develop programs that can keep kids busy until 6 p.m. every weekday.

The bill would also push schools to either stay open for parent-teacher conferences and other professional development days or offer full-day “enrichment” activities for students, free of charge.

Schools serving a high number of low-income families are the target of the bill.

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Sen. Harris’ push comes amid other attempts to transform school hours. In Harris’ own home state, legislation was recently signed into law that requires schools to start no earlier than 8:30 a.m.