The decision to advance the school period of winter recess or to keep it as planned in the calendar will depend on each province, which may make a determination based on the epidemiological and health situation of the district in the framework of the coronavirus pandemic, according to It was resolved today by the Federal Council of Education.

“The decision will be determined by the health indicators of each of the jurisdictions”, informed the Minister of Education, Nicolás Trotta, after the meeting with the holders of the educational portfolios of the 24 jurisdictions.

At the meeting held this morning, a roadmap was proposed for decision-making regarding the modification of the school calendar due to the need to modify the dates of the winter break in those territories that the second wave of Covid-19 has impacted with greater harshness, as reported from the ministry.

On advancing the winter break, the official remarked that at this exceptional moment “the decision is determined by the framework of objective health indicators.”

“The centrality of reaffirming the view that the educational system as a whole should have, in diverse realities, in an extensive territory like ours, and continuing to prioritize the presence cared for and administered as appropriate to the epidemiological reality,” he added.

In that sense, the national official remarked that “any modification in the school calendar has to go hand in hand with the scientific evidence that passes through each of the jurisdictions, respecting the strict protocols that we build and are feasible of application in an epidemiological reality of base”.

Likewise, he considered that “modifying the school calendar has an educational cost, linked to the organization, to which certain learning processes and evaluation instances will be ending, but we are willing as an educational system to do so if it is considered necessary.”

Trotta made a commitment to the provincial ministers of Education to send them health information for what he said: “This afternoon I will meet with my counterparts in Health -Carla Vizzotti- and Tourism -Matías Lammens- to send them (to the provinces) all the information from the Ministry of National Education “.

On the other hand, in today’s meeting, they also addressed the creation of the Center for Federal Educational Policies; the recently approved Environmental Education Law, the status of the policies that serve people with problematic consumption, and the resolution on Labor Training of National Scope was voted in the affirmative.

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