The Municipal School Council has met in the Plenary Hall at Orihuela Town Hall to discuss the school arrangements for 2021/22 and the ‘urgent’ needs raised by some of the education centres across the municipality.
Among the matters dealt with and approved unanimously, was the requests to the Department of Education for new units for both of the schools based on the coast – Los Dolses and Playas de Orihuela.
The headteachers of the CEIP Los Dolses and CEIP Playas de Orihuela, Isaac Bonafé and Francisco de la Peña, respectively, have requested the authorisation of new classrooms for the next academic year so that the educational needs of children on the coast can be met.
The Municipal School Council was been chaired by the Mayor of Orihuela, Emilio Bascuñana, who urged those present to demand and request everything that is needed and to be on the same page.
He said: “From the Orihuela City Council we will always be at the disposal of the management teams of the education centres of our town to support the needs that arise because all this benefits the students and their families.”
José Aix, Councillor for Education, thanked the schools for the unanimous support for all the proposals, stating that “it is necessary for the Department to respond to the proposal of the Municipal School Council. In terms of 2-year classrooms in La Campaneta and Rincón de Bonanza, this means that families can continue to live in these towns and, at the same time the school can attract families from other places, which means an increase in economic, social and cultural development for these districts. Regarding the request of the schools on the Orihuela coast, the need for space is due to the increase in population.”
The Councillorfor Education has agreed the collaboration of the city council in those reforms or adjustments that are necessary to guarantee what is demanded by the school councils and the relevant schools.