The controversy started this past Tuesday, when the Extremadura Ministry of Education and Employment made the decision that two sisters whose families refuse to use masks, receive classes in a space in the center without more students. The decision was made after consulting their legal services. the girls are in the third and fifth year of primary school.
Controversy in Cáceres for letting two girls whose parents do not want them to wear a mask to go to class. The Ministry of Education allows them to receive classes in a separate classroom; the parents of the rest of the students refuse that they attend without a mask. Who do you think is right?
– String SER (@La_SER) September 15, 2021
Now the AMPA of the CEIP Alba Plata de Cáceres, where the girls are enrolled, has expressed its dissatisfaction with the decision. They do not share that the Junta de Extremadura has decided to allow the two girls to enter the school without a mask.
“Health risk for the educational community”
The association assures that it is a “provisional” measure and denounces that it “continues not to comply” with the current regulations, putting the educational community “at health risk” by not being able to maintain a distance.
The AMPA has demanded, in a statement, a “definitive solution in the shortest possible time” and that the health regulations for the prevention of covid-19 are met.
Among them, it includes the mandatory use of a mask for people over 6 years of age in closed spaces and maintaining a safe distance, “which would avoid exposing other children and their families, as well as the staff who work with them,” he said.
“The AMPA of this school considers that it is not possible to maintain a safe distance with the rest of the students at all times, that is why we demand the use of the mask for all people over 6 years of age, students, teaching staff and not teacher “, he stressed.
In this way, he has asked that the protocols required by the Ministry be fulfilled to maintain face-to-face education in the classrooms of the schools of Extremadura.
“We understand the measure carried out as a provisional measure, so we demand a definitive solution in the shortest possible time considering that the measures adopted so far still do not comply with current regulations and continue to be a health risk for our entire educational community”, the association has ended.