School. The region guarantees scholarships and textbook contributions to all eligible

11.3 million of euro in three-year period 2019/2021 intended for more than 45 thousand beneficiaries students from scholarship holder, to which is added further 17.5 million to 117 thousand students who received one instead contribution to textbooks. Figures that summarizecommitment from the Emilia-Romagna region to ensure support for 100% off justified.

In this area it has grown with 125% the number of scholarship recipients (from 20,000 to 45,000), while the number of recipients of textbook contributions increased by80% (from 65 thousand in the previous three years to 117 thousand).

The total amount of resources allocated – which also includes ministerial funds – grew with over 70%, from almost 17 million euros in the three-year period 2016-2018 to almost 29 million euros in the three-year period 2019-2021. Furthermore, the Region has guaranteed more than two million euros a year to support school transport.

Against all these investments are dropping out of school Are you sharp fall and went from 13.2% in 2014 to 9.3% in 2020well below the national average of 13.1% e even below the European target of 10%.

This a snapshot of the results achieved in the last three yearswhile looking forward to the approval of the regional guidelines on the right to education for the years 2022-2024: the executive act previously presented to the Commission was approved by the Legislative Assembly.

“The pact for work and climate aims to make Emilia-Romagna a region of knowledge and knowledge that invests in education, training, research and culture – says the councilor of the school and the university, Paola Salomoni-. The Emilia-Romagna region’s commitment to the right to school education for the next three years is aimed precisely at this goal: to give everyone the opportunity to receive quality education and achieve results so that school is real and always for everyone. We will continue to support the right to education, starting with those who are in more difficult situations or at risk of dropping out. We want to do it with the necessary and essential commitment to a quality school that is increasingly spacious, open, innovative and able to grow with the territory. “

Goals for the next three years

The region undertakes to guarantee equal treatment And uniformity in the criteria for awarding benefits in the regional area, that the benefits are recognized a all eligible students compatible with available resources, expand the target group of recipients and the range of interventions, promotion simplification and reducing the procedures for allocating benefits and taxes to families. All this by integrating regional and national resources.

Not only that: the commitment is to consolidate both the amount of scholarships intended for students in poor financial conditions who go the first two years of high school or are enrolled in the vocational programs (VET), both the size of contribution to textbooks aimed at students in disadvantaged financial conditions who go to primary and secondary school.

Scholarships: the results achieved

To avoid duplication with state funds, the region has decided to dedicate its resources to the high school’s two-year period, including IeFP courses (Education and Vocational Training), while ministerial contributions are aimed at the following three years. In the school year 2020/21 the value of scholarships was equal to 183 euros for the two-year period e 224 for the three-year period, integrated with a a further 25% for disabled and eligible students.

From AS 2019/2020, the same was guaranteed contribution to textbooksdifferentiated according to ISEE: at 102 and 162 euros.

The number of provided services (including scholarships and contributions to the purchase of textbooks) has undergone one over the years constant growthaccompanied by the increase in the committed resources: come on 35,587 benefits of 2018/19 for 7.9 millions of euros in resources have been transferred to 49,740 benefits for 9 million euros in 2019/20. The benefits have been 61,558 to 9.9 million in 2020/21. The latest data relates to the school year 2021/22 and confirms the trend, with 63.525 provided benefits per 11 millions of euros in resources.

The number of receiving students is increasing

If you look in more detail, it turns out that sstudents eligible for regional scholarships they grew by 36% from 2018/19 to 2019/20 and by 9% the following year. That sstudents eligible for ministerial scholarships they grew by 39% from 2018/19 to 2019/20 and by 24% the following year. For the year 2021/22, the growing trend for eligible students is confirmed, both for regional scholarships (+ 10% compared to 2020/21) and for national scholarships (+ 12% compared to 2020/21)).

That students eligible for textbook contributions increased 17% from 2019/20 to 2020/21 and 9% the following year. For the current year, there has been a further growth of 9%.

School transport

In the just completed three-year period, they were on average transported with the services provided by the municipalities. 44 thousand students every yearof which approx 1,300 disabled people. The regional investment to support municipal services has in recent years been higher than 2 million euros a year. Also for 2022/2023, the region is committed to continuing 2.25 million allocated to the municipalities.

Again, from the 2020/2021 school year onwards, the region has anticipated the free subscription for all girls and all boys, regardless of income, they participate primary school and lives in the region. From this school year, by the way, the free local public transport has been extended for the benefit of female students and students enrolled in high school or vocational education with Family Isee within 30 thousand euros.

Not only that: for students up to the age of 19 living in Emilia-Romagna, local public transport (buses and trains) is anyway free for home-school trips and in the free time of the section covered by the season card. The investment of regional resources, passed 4 million euros for the school year 2020/21 ai 22 million euros of 2021/22, resulted in an estimated minimum annual savings for families between 200 euros and 600 euros.

School building

Including school, therefore and of quality also in the rooms: over the years 2015-2021 has been made almost 1,000 school building projects, for investments of over 600 million euros. In addition, PNRR has further made available to the regional system of education and services for children through ad hoc ministerial calls. 237 million euros. Also in order to get the most out of the use of resources, the board has decided to reduce four working groups institutional with local authorities, educational institutions, private and business representatives, third sector and with the support of Art-Er: “Architecture third teacher“,”Space for learning – Space for education“,”School planning, orientation and enrichment of the educational offer“and”Data and scenarios to support decisions“.

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