CDMX Congress asks to guarantee infrastructure and maintenance in schools for back to school

The Congress of Mexico City II Legislature urged the educational authorities to continue the compliance of international provisions to identify schools public basic education that they lack network Water potable and sewer system, e boost actions to ensure a Return safe a lessons face-to-face.

The local Congress exhorted the federal educational authority in Mexico City, the Local Institute of the Physical Educational Infrastructure and the 16 municipalities to coordinate to carry out a census from infrastructure basic.

The deputy José Martín Padilla Sánchez, of the parliamentary association Alianza Verde Juntos por la Ciudad, recalled that on March 23, 2020 the Secretary of Public Education (SEP) determined the suspension of classes as a measure to reduce the spread of the SARS-CoV virus -2and after a year and a half of confinement and distance classes, on August 30, 2021 it was decided to open educational centers throughout the country.

He recalled that currently the 95 percent of the schools of the capital are open and the gradual return of more than 1,800,000 basic education students is expected, of which almost a million and a half study in public institutions.

He pointed out that according to a 2014 study, prepared by the National Institute for the Evaluation of Education, of the 8,141 educational buildings located in the capital, 309 were not connected to the public water network and depended on pipes or transport for water supply, and 39 had no supply.

“Achieving abatement of these inequalities is essential to guarantee the girls, boys and families of the capital a safe return to school,” said the legislator in an ordinary session of the Plenary.

Schools report

In this same sense, the local Congress asked the heads of the 16 mayoralties, the Federal Educational Authority and the Secretariat of Education, Science, Technology and Innovation of Mexico City to issue, in a coordinated manner, to this legislative body a report detailed about the terms presented by campuses schoolchildren basic education.

Deputy Elizabeth Mateos Hernández, from the Democratic Women parliamentary association, considered it necessary to return to face-to-face classes after 17 months of distance activities.

“If the closure of schools is extended further, there is a great risk that children will be left behind in their learning curve and that the most vulnerable students will not return to the classroom,” he said.

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Likewise, he asked the local and federal school authorities to continue to comply with international provisions when returning to classes, and to consider the opinions of teachers, students and parents.

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