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# voluntary-contributions - Wednesday 21 August, 2019

'Collecting the school voluntary contribution is an unwanted and stressful obligation on principals'

As things stand, the contribution is needed to keep school doors open, writes Joseph A Moynihan.

# voluntary-contributions - Wednesday 14 August, 2019

Poll: Should voluntary contributions to schools be scrapped? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Should voluntary contributions to schools be scrapped?

Parents can be asked to pay between €60 to €115.

# voluntary-contributions - Sunday 14 May, 2017

Can schools link 'voluntary contributions' with schools tours and book schemes?

Voluntary contribution fees can cause stress for many parents who say they feel there’s an onus on them to pay – despite the ‘voluntary’ term.

# voluntary-contributions - Wednesday 3 August, 2016

It now costs almost €800 to send a child to first year in secondary school

Barnardos is demanding action to help parents deal with back to school costs.

# voluntary-contributions - Friday 27 February, 2015

'Parents pay hundreds in voluntary contributions but don't know where the money is going'

Sinn Féin is calling for more transparency in these payments.

# voluntary-contributions - Wednesday 29 August, 2012

Parents feel pressure to pay voluntary school contributions

The National Parents’ Council said the anxiety of paying contributions can distract parents from offering the support their children need when starting back at school.