Deputy Mayor of Sofia: More than 1,000 places for first graders will remain unoccupied this year, parents shouldn’t worry16 April 2018 | 14:18 | FOCUS News Agency
“For years we had witnessed parents waiting for days and even nights to enrol their child in the desired school. It was high time to introduce a unified system with rules applying equally for all municipal schools, and this year this system is a fact. We chose the option that had received the widest support from non-governmental organisations and education professionals. After all, there must be a single criterion, and the law determined that it would be proximity to the school – length of residence was one of the things that many serious parent organisations had fought for, as they believed that this was fair to families who resided permanently in the school neighbourhood area,” said Chobanov.
“If a parent does not want their child studying at the closest school, they can easily apply anywhere across the city, as long as there are free places at that school. Our system is very liberal as anyone can apply anywhere. The only legislative intent was to allow a child to attend the nearest school,” the deputy mayor commented.
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