Members of the Independence Party in the Fjarðarbyggð municipality in East Iceland have been critical of a recent initiative to provide free hot lunches for all schoolchildren.
Almost 1,800 elementary school children in rural Iceland utilized the school bus services offered by their municipalities last year.
Jóhanna Björg Sævarsdóttir, the only student in Mjóifjörður, will be taught by her mother this winter.
The negotiating committees of the Association of Teachers in Primary and Lower Secondary Schools and the Icelandic Association of Local Authorities reached an agreement last night.
Grade school teachers all over Iceland left work early yesterday to attend meetings to show solidarity in their fight for higher pay.
Responding to concerns about the state of the city’s pre- and grade schools, the City of Reykjavík voted today to allocate ISK 920 million (USD 8 million, EUR 7.1 million) to various parts of the schools’ operation.
As a new school year is about to begin, three hundred positions remain to be filled in preschools, grade schools and after school centers in Reykjavík.