Minister for Education wants to end voluntary contributions

Parents have long complained about the sizeable amounts of money they are expected to contribute towards their child's State-provided education

Minister for Education wants to end voluntary contributions

File photo: A fifth grader raises her hand during class at John Hay Elementary school in Seattle. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson)

The Minister for Education plans to end voluntary contributions in schools.

The Daily Mail says Jan O'Sullivan wants to phase out the fees by increasing grants for running schools.

Parents can be asked for up to €250 a year - that cost is in addition to books and uniforms.