After the declarations made by the ‘Consejero de Educación de la Junta de Andalucía’ (the Andalucian council’s education minister), in a newspaper article about the fourth school in Rincón de la Victoria being included in their budget for 2015, it seemed as though all was well after a year and a half of fighting from the ‘Plataforma por la Educación’ (proponents of education). However, a bid for the secondary school has still not been made.
“We want an outline that confirms the plans, time frames and steps that they’re going to take and the amounts destined to the project”, explained the president of the AMPA of CEIP Josefina Aldecoa and representative for the proponents of education, Belén Valverde, to La voz de hoy, Rincón de la Victoria’s digital newspaper.
An important step has been made, but it’s still not secure. They are aware of the school in Teatinos, whose education proponents have been taking action yet they still continue without the necessary infrastructure for a quality education that fulfils the zone’s needs.
Due to this, a meeting is expected to take place within the next few weeks in order to continue with the plan of action and “not to become complacent”, assures Valdeverde. They have been waiting since October for an outline to confirm the path that will be taken and to assure mothers and fathers of students in Rincón.
Special educative needs.
In any case, Belén says that the proponents of education have a lot to do, due to the fact that the platform wasn’t set up solely to attain Rincón de la Victoria’s fourth school, but also to defend the right to a quality education for all children which, on many occasions, is infringed due to lack of resources to help students with special educative needs, for example.
“This hasn’t improved at all and on many occasions is a theme of dispute between parents when the real problem is in the inadequacy of the education system to fulfil the required needs of professionals” says Valverde. She assures that they will not stop until they reach their goals, but that parents must remain involved.