Parents could have to fundraise to heat and light their children's classrooms if covid grants are not maintained, according to primary school managers.
Energy costs for schools have increased by 30 per cent between 2020 to 2021.
Parents are going to have to fund maintenance costs for their childrens schools according to The Catholic Primary Schools Management Association
The group have been meeting with Education Minister Norma Foley today to outline the impact of inflation on school budgets.
General Secretary Catholic Primary Schools’ Management Association, Seamus Mulconry, says parents need added support.
Principal of St John the Evangelist National School in Adamstown Dublin, says a proper education system cannot be under-resourced.
Parents are more and more being asked to volunteer for cake sales and other activities to supplement the grant
An enlarging of the capitation grant has been called for as the obvious solution.