The Minister of Education, Raúl Figueroa, released a agreement between the various municipal organizations and the ministry to be eligible for a week of “Pedagogical Pause” preferably in July and another one for national holidays.
The agreement is signed by the Ministry of Education, the Association of Municipalities of Chile, the Chilean Association of Municipalities, and the Association of Rural Municipalities.
Through a statement, the agencies indicate that “the impact of the pandemic on the school system has meant for school communities to implement adaptation, innovation and flexibility measures regarding the way to carry out distance education processes.”
“Given the efforts and innovations made by the school communities throughout the semester, as well as the different activity plans that each establishment has carried out and the context of socio-emotional well-being of each school community, educational establishments can adapt their activities during the period of quarantine and suspension of face-to-face classes and plan pedagogical breaks ”they argue.
As they point out, requests for pedagogical pause “Will be received and processed by the Regional Ministerial Secretariats (Seremis), and will last up to a week in length, preferably in the month of July, as determined by each school community ”.
In relation to the above, said requests may contemplate the reasons for: Change of activities; faculty reflection days; and plan self-care and socio-emotional containment activities.
Finally, they point out that “these pedagogical breaks, which do not require modification of the school calendar, they may be complemented with vacations during the week of National Holidays, between Monday September 14 and Friday September 18 ”.