Another privately run school reported the news that it will close its doors for the 2024 school year. This time, it is the Propuesta Actual secondary school, a private, co-educational and secular high school in Núñez, City of Buenos Aires. This is in addition to a number of private schools – with and without state subsidies – that in the face of the economic crisis and the inflationary scenario made the drastic decision.
Recently, a statement circulated in WhatsApp groups of directors and legal representatives of the City of Buenos Aires. There it is reported that this school located at Vuelta de Obligado 3723 with 30 years of history will not continue to be open.
In response to Clarín's query, the Association of Private Education Institutes of Buenos Aires (AIEPBA) confirmed the information. This same association had warned months ago of the dangers of closures in GBA and CABA, with at least 30 schools on alert.
"I regret to share with you that the school where I work, Propuesta Actual (Núñez area), reported yesterday that it is closing its doors. After more than 30 years of an educational project so committed to our community, for economic reasons, it has made this decision," begins the statement released with the signature of Eva Gramblicka, rector of Propuesta Actual.
And he continues: "We are accompanying families who, in case they need help to find a place in another institution, have the full support of the supervision team."
Another privately run school closed, this time in Núñez.
"Regarding our teaching and non-teaching team, we have some professionals who are very valuable. In case you need to expand your teams, we can issue letters of recommendation from those professionals that we know any school would like to have," the text concludes.
During this year, Clarín covered many other closures of privately run institutes in both GBA and CABA: the Colegio Niño Jesús de Praga (Olivos) and the Instituto Cultural Mancedo (Quilmes), both 90 years old, are just a few examples. In recent weeks, these have been compounded by kindergarten closures.
On November 27, the Chamber of Initial Level Institutes released a statement warning about the crisis that the sector is going through and pointing out that it is no longer possible for it to sustain itself without state support.
In the open letter, it is clarified that the main reasons are economic and linked to: rents, inflation, labor costs and lack of purchasing power. In ten days in November, they counted the closure of seven gardens and pointed out that in the last three years 50 were closed.