Families with students at government secondary schools will no longer have to pay for school textbooks if a Liberal Nationals state government is elected in November.
This will save up to $1,000 a year for a family with two secondary students. It will be a big help for Victorian families struggling to provide their children with a good education and cope with ever increasing cost of living pressures under the Andrews government.
Under the Liberals, families won’t be required to buy textbooks for their students. Instead, schools will purchase the textbooks for students to use while they are studying a subject, and the students will then return the books at the end of the semester or year.
This will not be restricted on the number of students a family has, and will not be means tested, so all families with students at government secondary schools will be able to save money from this reform.