Why are individual schools being asked to pay millions for Covid-19 safety?

Schools: it seems the cost of measures to protect children from Covid-19 will be paid using individual school budgets, meaning less money for teaching. Won’t that harm their education?

If the Tory government wants children to go back to school, then why isn’t Gavin Williamson prepared to pay the £216 million we’re told will be needed to protect them from Covid-19?

Here’s The Mirror:

Heads will have to pay the £216million cost of making schools safe for pupils to return this week.

And staff fear they will have to raid cash meant for teaching.

One union boss said: “The Government should cover these costs.”

Teachers’ leaders say that England’s 21,622 schools – already cash-strapped after a decade of austerity – are each spending an average £10,000 to prepare.

It seems strange to This Writer that people like Boris Johnson and the afore-mentioned Williamson are claiming that children’s education will suffer if they stay away from school, when they are ensuring that kids’ education will suffer due to lack of funds for teaching.

Source: Struggling schools must find cash for £216million bill to keep our kids safe – Mirror Online

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3 thoughts on “Why are individual schools being asked to pay millions for Covid-19 safety?

  1. Jon Lisle-Summers

    Tory MPs took minutes to award themselves an extra £10, 000 each on top of their very generous pay award….Just saying

  2. Hecuba

    Fascist tories won’t be giving our public money to schools because this money has already been given to the innumerable greedy privately owned corporate companies! Fascist tories believe public money is their private account to be used to increase their bros corporate profits!

    Fascist tories don’t care about public education all they are doing is uttering lies as usual!

    As regards government? We don’t have one anymore instead we have a fascist dictatorship!

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