‘No parent can be compelled to make a voluntary contribution’ - Education Minister
Norma Foley says government is contemplating extending free schoolbooks scheme to second level
Norma Foley, the Minister for Education, has said parents can not be compelled to pay voluntary contribution to schools.
It comes as parents are paying in the region of €30 million a year in voluntary contributions to schools to help plug gaps in finances, according to reports from the Irish Times.
Speaking at an event to mark the government’s €53 million scheme for free books for primary pupils from September, the minister said she is ...