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Warning strike on buses and trains: school lessons will take place regularly in Bavaria – but there is an exception


On Monday there will be problems in local transport nationwide. Also in Bavaria. Nevertheless, face-to-face teaching takes place at the schools in the Free State.

On Monday there will be problems in local transport nationwide.

Also in Bavaria.

Nevertheless, face-to-face teaching takes place at the schools in the Free State.


– There will be massive impairments in local public transport on Monday.

A nationwide strike stops buses and trains.

Branch manager Ralf Kreutzer has no illusions about the RVO: “The degree of organization of my employees in the union is very high.

If there is a strike on Monday, nobody needs to expect the RVO.” This would also affect school bus transport to a large extent, but not rail replacement transport: “Then we have the situation that the whole of Germany stands still because there are no trains.

But in Werdenfels, the rail replacement service runs as normal, taking people from Kochel or Weilheim to Tutzing, where they don't get a connecting train."

Buses would only drive on Monday if they were lines that were operated by private companies on behalf of the RVO.

In Penzberg city traffic, this affects around 30 percent of city buses.

In view of the generally low wages of bus drivers, inflation and the blatant problems of finding new drivers, "you can't blame your colleagues if they stop working," Kreutzer continues.

(The local newspapers in the Weilheim-Schongau district are represented on Instagram under “merkur_wm_sog”.)

Warning strike on buses and trains: Pupils may “exceptionally stay away from face-to-face classes”

At Bavarian schools, classes should still take place regularly on Monday, the Ministry of Culture announced on Friday.

According to the ministry, students who cannot come to school because of the strike may “exceptionally stay away from face-to-face classes”.

You will be considered excused, but the school must be informed immediately of your absence.

Jan Wolthuis, deputy headmaster at the grammar school in Weilheim, assumes that the school building will be "quite emptier than usual" on Monday.

More than half of the high school students are not from the city.

Pupils who have to stay at home because of the strike will receive their teaching materials via the Internet.

The parents are informed.

Warning strike on buses and trains: the school advises parents to carpool

The parents of the high school students in Penzberg were also informed about the strike on Monday.

"We advise carpooling," says Rector Severin Hammel.

A good 300 of the 550 students come directly from Penzberg.

Hammel therefore assumes that only "a small minority" will not attend face-to-face classes.

Frank Pfaffenberger from the middle school in Schongau sees it similarly.

"Many parents will bring their children," says the rector.

"And our teachers take the situation into account when planning their lessons."

At the private Oberlandschulen in Weilheim, on the other hand, homeschooling will take place on Monday.

Due to the pandemic, distance learning has been practiced.

"A large part of our students come from all possible directions," says deputy headmistress Martina Schmid.

Only the final classes of the grammar school and the two vocational schools have to come to the school.

"They are about to take their exams and are mobile," says Schmid.

For the children in the 5th and 6th grade there will be an emergency service if parents cannot look after their offspring at home.

By the way: everything from the region is also available in our regular Schongau newsletter.

And in our Weilheim-Penzberg newsletter.

Source: merkur

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