The Government of Castilla-La Mancha has decided to increase spending on aid for textbooks from 6 to 8 million euros so that 5,700 more families can access them in the face of the necessary purchase of new curricular material adapted to the demands of the new educational law, the Lomloe.
The Minister of Education of the regional Executive, Rosa Ana Rodríguez, has pointed out in a press conference that it will be in the 2023-204 academic year when the students of the odd courses -1st, 3rd and 5th of Primary and 1st and 3rd of Secondary- will have to have new material and textbooks incorporating the new content set by law, something that will have to be adapted the following year for even courses.
The fact of having to implement new material will entail an extra cost in aid to students for the acquisition of textbooks, so aid is increased to reach more families.
In this way, the maximum income threshold is increased to be able to apply for this aid, and as Rodríguez has specified as an example, when before a family of four was deserving of aid with an annual income of 17,000 euros, now so will those who accumulate 22,000.
All in all, the current 17,500 beneficiaries will be increased by 5,700.