Education Ministry releases major school funding amendment

The Education Ministry has prepared a draft amendment that significantly alters the system of school financing in a way that would better support currently disadvantaged schools and students. According to the amendment, that is yet to be debated by both houses of parliament, all regions should receive the same amount of money per student, depending on the given type of school. The proposal also envisages simplifying the procedures for disadvantaged children receiving government support. The ministry hopes to improve job security for school principals and teachers and wants to introduce the possibility of homeschooling in the upper level of primary schools.

Author: Masha Volynsky