“A planned and provisional suspension of face-to-face lessons (with the activation of remote lessons) for two weeks is certainly preferable to an unmanageable situation that will certainly cause fragmentation, interruption of lessons and poor training effectiveness”: this is what we read in an appeal addressed to the Prime Minister Mario Draghi, to the Minister of Education Patrizio Bianchi and to the presidents of the Regions promoted by about twenty principals and which has already reached over 1,500 memberships of school leaders from all over Italy.
The appeal reminds us that “for two years we have been working tirelessly to guarantee a school service severely tested by the pandemic” but “a few days after the start of classes after the Christmas break, during which we never stopped, we are witnessing with concern increasing with the escalation of absences “. In fact, there is talk of “very high numbers, never seen before” and therefore “we will not know, without staff, how to welcome and supervise children and young people” and “we will find it impossible to open the small complexes and guarantee safety and surveillance. “. “Unlike the previous waves, even before the Christmas suspension we witnessed a high incidence of infections within the classrooms (pupils and teachers, even if vaccinated)”, continue the school administrators who underline that “this is a situation epochal, never experienced before, risky and already predictable today. It is impossible not to take it into account “. For this reason, “a planned and provisional suspension of face-to-face lessons (with the activation of remote lessons) for two weeks is certainly preferable to an unmanageable situation that will certainly cause fragmentation, interruption of lessons and poor training effectiveness. – they conclude – with force, decision and with the awareness of those who are personally responsible for the protection of the health and safety of thousands of people “