School pupils told to bring own toilet paper
Spanish austerity has hit a new low in one town, with primary school pupils being told to bring their own toilet paper because the school can't afford it.
Parents at the Rafael García Valiño primary school in the town of Yepes, 50km south of Madrid, have been told each child needs to provide six rolls of toilet paper because the school does not have the "budget to cover such resources", The Local Spain reported.
Parent Carmen Contreras took to Facebook to seek support for an approach to the region's education department. "It's totally surreal," she wrote.
"What next? Will be asked to provide chalks? A bottle of fuel? I'm very angry."
Austerity measures during Spain's economic crisis had seen education funding across all of Spain's semi-autonomous regions slashed, The Local said.
The ABC newspaper said Yepes town hall had offered to resolve the shortage by supplying rolls for the whole school.