The regional government has decided to delay the start of the course to September 14. This decision comes motivated after the requests of different groups (AMPAS, teacher associations, representatives of educational directors, etc.) of the educational community, which for days have requested this measure from the Ministry of Education and Culture in order to be able to have more time to organize the internal management of the center in an extraordinary situation caused by the coronavirus health crisis.
This has been officially agreed this morning in a series of meetings with the representatives of the Primary and Secondary Directors’ committees, the presidents of the employers’ associations for concerted education, and the representatives of the parents’ associations.
In this way, all the Early Childhood and Primary schools in the Region, which were scheduled to start classes between September 7 and 10, will begin the course on September 14. In the case of Secondary and Baccalaureate, only the educational centers of Águilas, Archena and Mazarrón, which began on September 10, and Caravaca de la Cruz, Las Torres de Cotillas, Los Alcázares and Totana will be delayed. , where the start of the course was scheduled for September 11.
This decision will not affect Vocational Training students, since the course for them will begin on September 15. If the situation arose that in any municipality on the 14th was a holiday, they would begin the next day.
On the other hand, in these meetings, the Minister of Education and Culture, Esperanza Moreno, has reported on the update of the instructions for the beginning of the course that were sent to the educational centers before the summer holidays, and that it is expected to be sent to those centers tomorrow morning.
In these instructions, the organizational framework in which the school year will take place is established each year, and in the update the measure already announced by the Ministry of Education and Culture is qualified by which a period of time was introduced for the 2020-2021 academic year. progressive incorporation into classrooms, in the style that has been traditional in Early Childhood Education. Finally, this period will be two weeks for 3-year-old Infant students and one week for 4 and 5-year-old Infant students, Primary and 1st and 2nd ESO.