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Circular on Reducing Uniform Costs issued to Schools

Posted by SchoolDays Newshound on 09/12/2013. Circular on Reducing Uniform Costs issued to SchoolsTags: Parenting Education And Politics

The Department of Education has today issued a Circular Letter on reducing cost of uniforms to schools. The Circular Letter includes a ballot paper to issue to parents on school uniforms. The survey, which was developed in consultation with the education partners, asks two main questions:

* Do parents want their school to have a uniform?

* And if so, whether they want generic or bespoke uniforms?

Schools are being asked to send the surveys to parents by February to allow Boards of Management the time to consider the results and to make any changes warranted by September next.

Minister Quinn said, “Parents are the ones who have to bear the cost of school uniforms so it is only right that they are given a role in deciding the type of uniform they have to pay for.”

“This survey is part of a drive to both reduce the financial burden on families with school going children and to give parents a stronger voice in key decisions in schools such as the type of uniforms used.”

The full circular, including the template parent survey issued to schools today, can be accessed here


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