06/17/2021 6:31 PM
Updated 06/17/2021 6:31 PM
The low temperatures and the
rigidity of the protocol
approved by the
complicated the return to face-to-face classes in the Conurbano.
This Thursday, on the second day of the announced return of students and teachers to the classrooms, more than 30% of the establishments did not have the classrooms open due to
deficiencies in the heating systems.
According to a survey carried out by
based on official and municipal reports, attendance was limited in the public sector and was more widespread among privately managed schools. In addition, a protest persists from an internal sector of Suteba, which called for a 48-hour strike that impacts the public system of La Matanza, Ensenada, Escobar, Marcos Paz and Tigre, among other locations in Greater Buenos Aires.
These are subsidiaries that are led by
to Roberto Baradel
, the Kirchner leader who leads the union and supports the educational decisions for the pandemic adopted by Axel Kicillof. This morning, Baradel admitted that “in many schools it was not possible to restart because they did not work as they had to work in some cases from the Province and in others in School Councils. In addition, there was a lot of
deterioration in infrastructure
that had been in the province since the previous government ”.
Stoves and heaters were a determining factor.
It is written in the
for a safe return to the classrooms endorsed by the Directorate of Schools.
In one of the chapters it says that "in the presence of any of the following situations, the educational establishment will not resume and / or suspend the face-to-face activity."
And it lists the case that
"gas heating (disabled) or boiler" does not work.
According to the "Jurisdictional Plan of the Province of Buenos Aires for a Safe Return to Classroom Classes" if it is 10 degrees or less and the heating is not enabled, the school cannot work.
Photo: Luciano Thieberger
when the temperature is less than or equal to 10 degrees.
These conditions are contained in subsection D, of Annex II of the "Jurisdictional Plan of the Province of Buenos Aires for a Safe Return to Classroom Classes" (Update for the start of classes 2021). That happened on Wednesday and Thursday in the suburbs: systems to condition the environment that did not work and
thermometers that indicated less than one digit.
Then communications like this were repeated to parents: "Given the low temperatures and by indication of the District Headquarters through an email received yesterday at 4:26 PM, where
the beginning of presence in schools that do not have heating
, it was due suspend the shift tomorrow for this indication.
That is why the teachers will continue to work
In La Plata, a third of the buildings were still disabled.
“We found out on TV that classes were returning.
We did not have operational capacity to review the 368 facilities throughout the district.
The Province should have previously reported, ”
Diego Bruti, a school counselor from
The government reported that the School Council received 43 million pesos at the beginning of the year to
renew and condition the heating.
"Next Thursday, working non-stop over the long weekend, we will have all the facilities in operation," acknowledged the counselor.
Normal de Avellaneda with classes.
30% of the suburban schools could not work due to heating failures and because the protocol enables them not to open if it is 10 degrees or less.
Photo: Luciano Thieberger
addition to the protest of the Suteba dissidents, the heating failures left almost half of the students in the state sector without chances.
According to a survey made by Councilor Segundo Cernadas (JxC),
"of almost 200 schools in the district, 70 were closed."
In La Matanza, inactivity in the public sector was the rule: "Between the teacher strike and the problems with the radiators,
very few boys went back to class these days," they
said in that district.
In San Fernando, north of the GBA, the request for the presence not to return was made by the unions through a communication with the District Headquarters.
In Quilmes, at least a third of the schools were unable to receive boys and
in Vicente López there was also a delay in their return.
“The Jurisdictional plan approved by the Director of Schools, Agustina Vila, is a
pamphlet written by the unions.
It is not focused on the needs of the students, it is a document that responds to demands from union sectors ”,
the former Undersecretary of Education of the previous administration, Sergio Siciliano, current provincial deputy of the opposition
Kicillof announced last Friday that 40 municipalities of the GBA and 17 of the interior passed to phase 3 and could resume the face-to-face relationship of students with teachers.
But 74 jurisdictions in the coastal, mountainous area and the Buenos Aires plain were left without chances: even when the mayors complained because they had
"sanitary" conditions to return
, they had to keep the schools closed.
There were proposals from
Mar del Plata, Bahía Blanca
and other intermediate cities.
Its authorities distrust the data that Kicillof presented to change the status of the suburbs and keep its towns and cities unchanged.
La Plata (Correspondent)
The Government of Axel Kicillof confirmed that there will be no changes in the schedule of the winter holidays