News Release: HAMILTON, Bermuda – As announced by the Premier David Burt last month, “The Government will provide $150 to parents and guardians for each student enrolled in public school. This funding assists with purchasing school essentials as we recognize the financial burden encountered annually when preparing to send children back to school.

Today, the Minister of Education, Diallo Rabain, provided an update on the funding for parents and guardians.

“We pledge to make this process as seamless as possible while ensuring that the monies promised are in the hands of parents and guardians in time for back-to-school preparations,” said Mr Rabain.

“Parents and guardians should expect an email from the Department of Education to register to receive the funding. The email will include the complete instructions required to obtain the relief funds. The primary parent or guardian listed in the Department’s PowerSchool system will be contacted via their registered email and asked to provide the necessary information to process a direct payment to their bank account.

“This Government remains committed to ensuring that our families receive support and resources as we return to a state of normalcy.”

As a reminder, this relief of $150 is a one=time payment available for each student currently enrolled in a government preschool, primary, middle or secondary school. The Ministry of Education team is working hard to make the funds accessible for 2022 school preparations. Parents should expect to receive the email the week of August 29.

We encourage parents and guardians to log onto PowerSchool to check their information, and inquiries can be emailed to