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Senigallia 12/06/2022 – On Thursday 9 June, in the social center of Marzocca, the II Circolo Pd organized a public meeting on the theme “New school for Montignano and Marzocca”.
This first meeting, after two years of restrictions due to the Covid 19 pandemic, despite rain and weather alarm, saw numerous and attentive participants. The province’s co-secretary of the PD Luigi Cerioni, the regional PD councilor Maurizio Mangialardi and the PD councilor of the municipality of Senigallia Dario Romano. The meeting was moderated by the Secretary of the PD for Senigallia Massimo Barocci.
Prof. Savini, an expert in the school world, explained how the school in recent years has been affected by various changes, primarily the demographic decline and new difficult situations after two years of pandemic. He reiterated the importance of preparing teachers, but also the importance of school environments and structures, and explained how the latter built 40-50 years ago is not in step with the times and not always sufficient. He added that staff resources are limited and often do not meet the need to guarantee small classes to improve teaching quality, and how with small realities, spread across the territory, there are management problems, given that IT classrooms and fitness centers are now indispensable, if they are shared by several classes, they could be used better. It is therefore preferable to have a single school complex, where children also have the opportunity to open up to participate in new companions, an opportunity for enrichment. He concluded by saying that school is a symbol to be defended and valued, and that by requiring resources it is necessary to look at the common good, and for this reason it is necessary to confront and engage in dialogue, and to abandon certain schemes from the past. to protect the new generations.
Luigi Cerioni, former mayor of Cupramontana and provincial co-secretary of the PD, illustrated the project for a new school complex currently under construction in Cupramontana. From an international idea competition, a school campus was born that hosted the middle school and the primary school, with the aim of living and meeting the local community: he described the classrooms with large windows and open to an external agora, to the gym, a sports field and laboratories and with seats ready to change as necessary
After the regional PD group leader Maurizio Mangialardi explained how today through the PNRR we have the opportunity for many funds earmarked for the school and think of the schools in Montignano and Marzocca, which, built in the 1950s, despite the rules, are no more able to meet current needs, and as in the previous administration, the Marchetti and Cesanella schools were identified in addition to the Marzocca and Montignano schools for an adaptation to current schemes. For Marzocca and Montignano, an area had been designated for a perspective project. He reiterated that the decline in births is affecting the territory and that we need to seize the opportunity of the resources available and have the courage to make a choice and be able to look beyond using skills.
The head of the PD Dario Romano illustrated the activity of the city council regarding the closure in the past school year of the Montignano school and told that from an access to documents it appears that there was a crack pattern that had already been highlighted in previous years, and for which a summer repair would have been sufficient, other cracks in non-structural elements and cracks in the plaster not absolutely compatible with the closure of the school; the officers did not assume responsibility unlike the leaders of the previous administration. He reported, as one budget item says, that in 2024, 6,000,000 euros will be allocated to the school in Montignano; an amendment talking about the former administration’s single-school project was rejected; he added that nothing is known about this investment and that it will be made in 2027, which risks being useless already today in 2022 given the demographic decline. What stems from all the efforts is not the desire to close a school, but the need to improve the educational offer by adapting it to the natural development and new needs through moments of confrontation between professionals and citizens.