An annual package in the billions could be set aside to save primary and lower secondary schools from dying out, according to the Norwegian government’s proposal for budget allocations for 2022.
The NOK 1.2 billion would be equally distributed to all the country’s primary schools to save local and district schools threatened with closure – but they are not earmarked, according to what Minister of Finance Trygve Slagsvold Vedum (SP) told the newspaper VG.
Instead, the money would be allocated as part of the municipalities’ non-earmarked, unrestricted income, calculated on the basis of how many primary schools each municipality has.
“But if a municipality closes a school, then they lose grants for that school,” Vedum noted.
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