The Regional Ministry of Educational Development and Vocational Training has received more than 23,600 applications for the 100 euro school cheque in Almeria, a measure promoted by the Andalusian Government aimed at families with fewer resources and children attending compulsory education. This was stated by the Regional Minister Patricia del Pozo, who reminded that the objective is to contribute to alleviate the increase in school expenses due to inflation.
Likewise, the Head of Educational Development and Vocational Training explained that once the applications have been received, most of them through the Virtual Secretariat of the Regional Ministry, the administrative procedure continues in order to be able to decide on the granting of the aid. The applications will be assessed in accordance with the criteria and requirements established in the regulatory bases and will be resolved on a competitive basis, with priority being given to the lowest per capita income of the family unit to which the beneficiary students belong. The budget earmarked for this measure is 20 million euros.
The school cheque is intended for students enrolled in any of the stages of compulsory education (Primary, ESO, Basic Level Training Cycles and Special Education). It will be granted to each pupil whose family unit income does not exceed 15,000 euros; from the fifth member onwards, 3,750 euros will be added for each new member of the family.
Regardless of the family income, the Cheque Escolar will be refused if the indicative thresholds of family wealth usually established for grants are exceeded.