The Chairman of the Knesset’s education Yaakov Margi (SHAS)did not hold a meeting of the Commission to approve so-called «school levies» for the next school year during the summer session of the Knesset and refuses to convene a meeting during the period of parliamentary recess.
Without the approval of the Board size «extortion» schools have no right to charge them with parents.
According to columnist The Marker Lior Detel’, Margi requires that the Ministry of education worked to find a way of charging «extortion» not through school, and possibly to cancel.
Among other things, the Committee reviewed the possibility of replacing «extortion» for parents of special tax that will be levied on the entire population in accordance with income levels.
According to the Ministry of health, the costs for parents to pay for «extortion» (books, trips, graduation, etc.) amount to 4.3 billion shekels a year.