The Ministry of Education, Universities, Culture and Sports of the Government of the Canary Islands has announced this Friday that classes will resume on Monday in the educational centers of the municipalities of Palma de The Plains of Aridane, El Paso and Tazacorte.
Thus, a total of 4,606 students and 583 teachers from a score of centers will return to the classroom next week.
The counselor, Manuela Armas, explained in a note that in the event of possible circumstances arising from the volcanic activity that could interrupt the teaching activity, “the educational centers will activate the necessary mechanisms to guarantee non-face-to-face teaching, that is, online.”
The students of the Los Campitos and Todoque Infant and Primary Education Centers (CEIP), devastated by lava, and the María Milagros Acosta CEIP (Puerto Naos), have temporarily moved to the former Princesa Special Education Center (CEE) Acerina, located in Los Llanos de Aridane, property granted by the Cabildo.
For their part, the Jedey student body has been relocated to the CEIP Adamancasis, and the one from Las Manchas de Abajo to the CEIP El Roque.
In the distribution of the students, the groups have been respected, so that the students have been kept together and with their tutor.
Due to the proximity of the volcanic lava flow, the situation of the La Laguna Infant and Primary Education Center (CEIP), which has nine units and 160 students, is of concern.
Consequently, its students and teachers have been distributed by educational stages between the Official School of Languages (EOI) of Los Llanos de Aridane and the facilities of the ‘Retamar’ Neighborhood Association, temporarily ceded by the city council for such use.
REORGANIZATION OF ROUTES OF TRANSPORTATION AND DINING SERVICE
To resume teaching activity in these three municipalities (suspended since September 19) it has been necessary to reorganize the school transport routes and the dining room service, among other measures implemented by the Ministry.
For the same purpose, the school action plan for emissions from volcanic activity has been drawn up, compatible with prevention measures against COVID-19, the review of educational infrastructures to ensure that they are in perfect condition, the reinforcement of the cleaning actions or the hiring of auxiliary personnel for complementary services.
In this sense, Armas has indicated that the student body benefiting from the zero quota dining fee (100% subsidized) will keep it.
In addition, the students who had other quotas recognized and whose economic situation worsens (and this is proven) due to the eruption of the volcano, will become a zero quota and the students who, being a zero quota, are relocated to another educational center, will enjoy of this benefit for free or you will receive a wallet card for the purchase of food, if the new school does not have the service.