Amendments to the General Education Law (excerpt), 2020

To supplement Section 21 of the law with a new Paragraph 2 reading as follows (the existing text of the Section being considered to be Paragraph 1):

(2) A municipality has a duty to ensure an opportunity to acquire pre-school
education programmes in the official language in all the pre-school
educational institutions subordinated thereto.


Document data: The text given is an unofficial translation. Latvian original text: (2) Pašvaldības pienākums ir nodrošināt iespēju visās tās padotībā esošajās pirmsskolas izglītības iestādēs apgūt pirmsskolas izglītības programmu valsts valodā.

In January 2020, the parliamentary commission approved a sligtly different version, before the 2nd reading in the plenary. That text read “A municipality has a duty to ensure acquisition of pre-school education programmes in the official language in all the pre-school educational institutions subordinated thereto” and was followed by a letter from the OSCE High Commissioner on National Minorities.

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