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Coronavirus: City of Bonn relieves families of parental contributions

There is good news for all parents whose children attend a publicly funded day care center, Kita or OGS in Bonn: In its meeting on Thursday, April 29, 2021, the Main Committee decided in an urgent decision that the City of Bonn will waive half of the parental contributions for the months of May and June for all parents liable to pay contributions due to the restriction by the needs-oriented emergency care.

Mayor Katja Dörner: "I very much welcome the decision of the main committee and thank the politicians for unanimously supporting our proposal. I consider relief for parents in these difficult times to be indispensable. The state has also offered the prospect of half the contributions for two months. Here I would like to see a binding agreement in a timely manner so that parents have clarity quickly."

This takes into account the fact that in many cases the regular care offer can already not be provided since February and many parents have followed the appeal of the state and have not brought their children to the care.

If, as has been promised, the state of North Rhine-Westphalia were to participate in the assumption of a further 50 percent of the outstanding parental contributions for the months of May and June, this would also be taken into account in the levy. The decision would then also apply to the other half of the levy, resulting in a two-month exemption from contributions for parents liable to pay contributions. 

The city will inform about the processing of the reimbursement as soon as the state regulation is available.

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