Skeptical unions. The president of the Lazio Deans Association Mario Rusconi: “The reopening of schools with the presence of 100% of high school students, more than an act of trust towards the recovery, seems to us to be a further blame for the administrators towards school managers”
Rome – Rapid saliva tests for students and vaccines in the fall also for children and teenagers. The government is studying the measures to be put in place to make it safer for all pupils to return to class from 26 April. On the date, which already makes many school leaders tremble and worries various unions, in the last few hours Regions and local authorities have expressed doubts, which in the next few hours will meet the Government on the subject.
“There must be a mix of solutions that must not only be on local public transport – he warns the president of the Conference of the Regions, Massimiliano Fedriga – but also on school organization and other measures that provide for a modulation of percentages. We want to find solutions but we must tell the truth and tell how far it is possible to go, otherwise damage is done. Better to say the limits clearly and seriously otherwise the problems are not solved “.
Among the hypotheses on the table, that of staggered hours for the entrances to the institutes, maintaining a 50% presence on the vehicles compared to the capacity. Or, in order not to risk increasing this same percentage, ask (even if the times would be too tight) an enhancement of means and number of personnel. Even the president of the Lazio presidents association Mario Rusconi thunders: “The reopening of schools on April 26, planned by the government with the presence of 100% of high school students, more than an act of trust towards the recovery, seems to us a further blame for the administrators towards school administrators “. There are many who think the same way. The Flc CGIL asks the government to re-evaluate the choice for the resumption of school activities in attendance at 100% from April 26 and work concretely to achieve the goal in safety. “We are faced with an act of political will not supported by real conditions”, says Secretary Francesco Sinopoli.
“There is a political will to open the schools. But we only see this”, exclaims Pino Turi (Uil). The Snals led by Elvira Serafini but also the CISL of Maddalena Gissi, point out how the vaccination campaign for school staff has been suspended but there are some regions that have not even reached the minimum of vaccinations. “We are on the verge of maturity exams: we ask that the commission staff have the second dose before starting,” they said, during two meetings that were held with the heads of the Ministry of Education. Among other issues, the protocol for safety was also discussed in view of the state exams which, unless otherwise indicated by the Technical Scientific Committee tomorrow, will be on the model of last year’s one, which worked. On the situation of local public transport, trade unions and principals propose: “It would be appropriate to leave schools the possibility to decide the percentage of children to attend, for example 75% in attendance, the rest is decided by the school”, suggests the president of the National Association of Headmasters Antonello Giannelli.
Minister Bianchi reassures everyone: “Prime Minister Draghi’s will” to bring all the children back to school “it wants to be an important sign that puts school first. And it is a political indication, in the highest sense of the word, that we give to the country; we will face the problems, we are not blind, nor distracted, we are people who work. “Bianchi does not even escape the burning issue of precariousness: the next school year risks opening with over 200,000 temporary professorships (also this year numbers are in this order) to which are added 80 thousand support teachers and 25 thousand professors who will retire this year. The minister asks the majority to summarize: “I appeal to Parliament, no one wants amnesties but we need to identify the paths “, he says. On the precariousness, in fact, there is a clash between those who want to privilege qualifications and seniority (Lega) and those who want the entries to take place through competitions (M5S). presumably a complicated test case for the government.