Top court: State doesn't have to fund non-mandatory curricula at private schools

Top court: State doesn't have to fund non-mandatory curricula at private schools

More than five years after deciding the state must provide equal funding for public and private primary schools, the Constitutional Court has specified that this applies only to the mandatory part of school curricula at private schools but not to non-mandatory curricula, such as morning and afternoon care, or remedial tutoring.

 

The court said that legislation stipulating that non-mandatory curricula at private schools get 85% of the funds provided for public schools was not unconstitutional. Left-leaning parties, which the court criticised for keeping funding for both curricula at 85% after the 2014 ruling, welcomed the news, suggesting their interpretation had been vindicated, while the senior coalition Democrats (SDS) believe the decision opens new questions.

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