The mayor of Santiago, Irací Hassler, met this Monday with the Minister of Education, Raul Figueroa, to address the return to face-to-face classes after the entire Metropolitan region advanced to Phase 3 of Preparation, noting that 19 establishments do not have the minimum conditions for the return of students.
At the meeting, which lasted for about an hour, the authorities reviewed the conditions required for students to be able to return to classes in person. In that sense, the mayor delivered a document that details a series of shortcomings in terms of infrastructure, lack of sanitary measures and administrative disorder.
“We have had a formal meeting with the Minister of Education to be able to give him the situation in which we have received public education in Santiago, and we have put on the table a document that is, today, in the knowledge of the Ministry of Education that speaks of the different conditions that we need to be able to reopen the educational establishments of Santiago for the pedagogical process, “said the municipal authority.
The mayor detailed some of the main shortcomings she has had to deal with, such as the existence of a warehouse with more than a thousand computers and another thousand tablets whose purchase was approved in August last year and have not yet been delivered for administrative reasons. .
Along with this, the situation of the 44 establishments in the commune was highlighted, of which 19 do not have the minimum conditions to receive their students, such as schools without bathrooms, without roofs, with areas disabled by structural failures, among other cases.
On this, he pointed out that “We are already regularizing these situations, but we must do so in a context of serious financial deficit, where we have stopped receiving nearly $ 2 billion from the Ministry of Education in school grants for this year and we project that this figure will reach $ 3.5 billion.”