Dictionary of Dutchness

Rugzakje

A rugzakje (little rucksack) is the term used to describe the lump sum given to children with special needs or learning difficulties to help them attend normal schools. The amount of money the school is given depends on the needs of the child – a deaf child, for example, will get cash to pay for extra classroom help. Ordinary schools are entitled to refuse special needs children.

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