Monday, 02 December 2019 10:08

All the best for children

All large families in Magnitogorsk will pay only half the amount of the parental fee for looking after and caring for a child in kindergarten. Previously, only large, low-income families could use the right to a 50 percent discount. Such a decision was made by the head of the city Sergey Berdnikov. The initiative was supported by deputies of the city assembly at the meeting held on Tuesday.

To make such a decision, it was necessary to increase the budget line item for these purposes. The benefit is declarative in nature. As for nutrition in schools for the privileged category of children, all previously assigned categories of beneficiaries (children of low-income citizens and children with health problems, registered in the dispensary in medical organizations) are preserved.

In addition to providing financial assistance to parents, a lot of work is being done in Magnitogorsk in terms of creating comfortable conditions for the education and upbringing of children. Over the past two years, close attention has been paid to the repair of kindergartens. More than 160 million rubles were allocated from the city budget for various types of repairs, which is 30% more than in 2018. In kindergartens, all the windows were completely replaced with plastic ones, the equipment in the food blocks was updated, the facades and roofs were repaired. The same work is being done in schools. In addition, this year all Magnitogorsk schools were provided with textbooks from the budget. And this is a significant savings for the family budget.