Good news: Department of Education to force schools to cut prices for uniforms and books under new proposals – TheLiberal.ie – Our News, Your Views
April 23, 2017

Good news: Department of Education to force schools to cut prices for uniforms and books under new proposals

Parents of young children will be given a break in the coming months ahead in terms of the cost of sending their child to school after the the Education Minister Richard Bruton confirmed that he is to introduce a new process that will see the cost of uniforms and school books being cut.

Under the new proposal schools across the country will be forced to offer alternative measures in order to assist struggling parents when it comes to sending their child to school.

It is believed the latest circular motion which will be issued to all schools nationwide will outline a number of guidelines that will see cost cutting measures being implemented.

According to the Irish Times under the new proposals school’s will have to eliminate specially branded uniforms with it being replaced with iron on crests or alternatively unbranded clothing.

They will also have to provide a list of retailers selling their style of uniform with all price ranges included before the school year begins. The Education Minister is also calling for the reintroduction of the book lending scheme that will be at an affordable rate throughout the year.

It is thought that Mr Bruton is calling for the cost cutting measures in order to reduce the financial burden placed on parents when it comes to sending their child to school, he also believes the new guidelines would also leave no child behind when it comes funding their much needed education.

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