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Dear Parents,

                     Given the increased lack of funding in the Irish education system schools have to ask parents to contribute something towards additional resources required in the school. Whitecross is at the lower end of this scale.

Day to day expenditure on things such as photocopying, paper, art supplies, PE equipment, books, tests, report forms, outside teachers, computers and so on, also erode the capitation grants provided to the Board of Management.

Our IT spend has increased considerably mainly due to increased IT use in classes. Previously IT grants were awarded, but this has not happened in a number of years. Apart from the abolition of the school maintenance grant (worth €12,000+ to this school), the capitation grant has again been reduced by in the latest budget. Teachers need to purchase art material, paper, cds, science and maths equipment, posters, books etc., to run their classes. They are given a budget from your contribution to do so.

This school year again, the Board of Management is asking for a contribution towards these costs from each family. Please fill out the attached form and return to your child’s class teacher. Families with children in Junior and Senior Infants will not be asked to contribute, as they have already contributed to the extra funds needed by the Infant teachers.


Finally, we realise that some families may not be in a position, due to economic circumstances, to help out, but we would appreciate if this letter was acknowledged in the form below (if you cannot contribute) for school administrative purposes.

Sincerely,

Liam Burke, Principal





 
RESOURCE CONTRIBUTION  WHITECROSS SCHOOL

Please fill in form and return in sealed envelope to class teacher.

 
€40 for parents of children with one child (1 st to 6 th).

 
€60 for parents with two or more children (1 st to 6 th).
 
 
Other amount, please indicate: € ____
 
No contribution due to financial reasons


Names of child/children: ………………………………………………………………

………………………………………………………………………………………………


Parent Signature:    ____________________





To download a Microsoft Word version of the Form, Click HERE



 
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