Councils jump on board for free textbooks

PUSHING AHEAD: Regional Education Minister Vicent Marza promoting the scheme.

The Department of Education in Valencia extended the deadline for municipalities to join up to the scheme and submit the required applications. This deadline expired November 19.

However, the initiative has been declared not financially viable by certain parties. They claim that it will cause serious problems and financial issues for many municipalities that are already unable to adequately finance and meet requirements in their towns. But the star project of the tripartite government and Regional Education Minister Vicent Marza, is pushing ahead regardless.

Within just three days the number of municipalities joining up to the scheme has tripled, going from 32 to 99, out of a total of 141 municipalities.

In order for parents to benefit from the initiative, the municipality must first apply and join up to the scheme. After that parents must provide invoices for the purchase of the textbooks to the town hall in order to redeem the funds.


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