Chinanews.com, May 18th. According to news from the Ministry of Finance website on the 18th, the central government recently issued 173.93 billion yuan in subsidies for urban and rural compulsory education in 2021, a year-on-year increase of 2.5%, focusing on supporting local governments to implement the urban and rural compulsory education funding guarantee mechanism and implement them well. Rural compulsory education teacher special job plan and student nutrition improvement plan.
Data map: The teacher is giving lessons to the students.
Photo by China News Agency reporter Zhang Bin
——Adjust the policy of free textbooks for courses prescribed by the state.
Starting from the spring semester of 2021, the national free textbook subsidy standard for the nationally prescribed courses at the elementary level will be adjusted from 90 yuan per year per person to 105 yuan per year per person, and the junior high school level remains unchanged; at the same time, the primary school "Science" and the junior high school "Information Technology" Adjust to non-recycling use of textbooks, and adjust the proportion of textbooks to be recycled accordingly.
——Implement the special post plan for teachers in rural compulsory education schools.
Further strengthen the responsibility of local entities, ensure that special post teachers’ salaries are paid on time and in full, participate in social insurance as required, and pay social insurance fees such as endowment insurance and medical insurance in a timely manner.
-In-depth implementation of the nutrition improvement plan for rural compulsory education students.
All the funds required by the national pilot areas are borne by the central government, and provinces where the local pilot standard reaches the national basic standard of 4 yuan will be given a fixed amount of 3 yuan per student.
——Implement the living allowance policy for rural teachers.
On the basis of continuing to provide rewards and subsidies for the implementation of rural teachers’ living subsidy policies, the “Opinions of the General Office of the State Council on Further Adjusting and Optimizing the Structure to Improve the Use of Educational Funds” on “Ensure that the average salary level of primary and secondary school teachers is not lower or higher Appropriate rewards will be given to relevant provinces that require “average salary income level of local civil servants”.
While increasing investment, the Ministry of Finance, in conjunction with the Ministry of Education, urges provincial education and finance departments to effectively play their coordinating role, urges and guides local governments to implement relevant policies, consolidate the guaranteed results of compulsory education, and ensure that families get out of poverty except for physical reasons that do not have the conditions to learn. School-age children and adolescents in the compulsory education stage did not drop out of school.
When allocating funds, the focus is on rural areas, remote areas, poverty alleviation areas, ethnic minority areas, and old revolutionary base areas.
According to statistics, during the "13th Five-Year Plan" period, the central government allocated a total of 749.5 billion yuan in subsidies, an average annual increase of 5.97%. Among them, the proportion of funds used in rural areas has remained at about 90%, and funds used in central and western regions. The proportion remains above 80%. Approximately 157 million students nationwide are exempted from tuition and miscellaneous fees and receive free textbooks each year, more than 25 million students from financially disadvantaged families receive living allowances, and about 14 million children of migrant workers who migrate to cities achieve the benchmark quota of public expenditure per student and the "two exemptions and one subsidy" The funds can be carried, and the nutrition improvement plan has benefited about 32 million students in poverty-stricken areas.