Book Rental Scheme Funding Announced for Seven Dublin South Primary Schools
I warmly welcome the awarding of €206,900 by the Minister for Education Ruairí Quinn to seven primary schools in Dublin South. This will enable the schools to establish book rental schemes.
The schools that will receive funding to start new book rental schemes include St. Mary’s National School in Lamb’s Cross, Ballyroan Boy’s National School, Scoil San Treasa in Mount Merrion, Kilternan National School, St Attracta’s Senior National School in Dundrum, St. Michael’s House in Leopardstown and the Islamic National School in Clonskeagh. 2,069 pupils in Dublin South will benefit from more affordable school books as a result of this funding.
Already, a number of schools in Dublin South have successful book rental schemes for their pupils. I’m very much aware of the efforts and endeavours of schools who have already set up successful book rental schemes in advance of this scheme. It’s great to see that €8.3 million will be divided amongst such schools nationally to assist in the costs of their existing book rental schemes.
The Labour Party is committed to tackling high school costs for parents and investing in book rental schemes is an example of that.