MARBELLA Town Hall plans to spend €25,000 to help local families with children aged between three and six to face the expenses of the new school term.
The mayor, Angeles Muñoz, explained that the town hall will grant vouchers of €100 to school children registered as residents in the town whose parents earn less than the minimum wage. Children under six are not entitled to free books offered by the Junta de Andalucia.
The town hall has also set aside €35,000 which will allow the town’s most needy families to use school transport for free.
The mayor said that despite the situation of the municipal coffers, there is no way that these grants can be done away with.