School, Bisesti: “In September in the classroom without a mask.” Lowered the maximum number of students / class at vocational training institutions

School, Bisesti: “In September in the classroom without a mask.” Lowered the maximum number of students / class at vocational training institutions

TRENTO. “The intention is to start school without a mask in the classroom”. To say thatcouncilor Mirko Bisesti. “The intention is to start the school year with a signal of a further return to normality. This without affecting the epidemiological development and the indications that could be adopted at national level, which does not leave a small margin for autonomy”.

The epidemiological picture worsened with an increasing infection in this summer phase. A trend that is also reflected in hospitalizations, although the number of hospitalized patients has increased under control and below the alarm thresholds. The administration of the fourth dose of the vaccine has practically stopped, and this worries the health authorities. In the meantime, we are also preparing for the students’ return to classes.

“Unfortunately, Covid has had serious conditions during the last 3 years – says Bisesti – the political choice was to guarantee face-to-face teaching as much as possible. Investments in this regard have been recognized. Not an easy road due to the ongoing changes in rules and regulations, but the managers’ great efforts and hard work, Ata teachers and staff have kept the school going despite the difficulties. Now we are preparing for another step towards normality”.

Hope is to give up masks in the classroom. “The national administrations – emphasizes Bisesti – who deal with the rules to deal with the epidemic obviously have a lot of weight, but there is this will. We considered it a wrong indication to keep the devices in teaching when this obligation has been removed. virtually everywhere … If nothing else, it was possible to complete the matriculation exam in the normal way”.

However, that is the plan to start the school year with fortified organic. “Some more professional skills have been foreseen, the resources of the extraordinary plan have been foreseen well in advance. We hope not to have to use this fund, but we are ready for any eventuality. The activation of this mechanism can take place with great speed and topicality”.

The limit for classes should be confirmed at 25 pupils, falling to 23 if there are any Bes pupils. The news of the last few hours concerns the professional institutes. “The maximum limit has been reduced from 30 to 25 students. An important decision to finally have uniformity throughout the provincial area. Despite the difficult period in terms of resources, we strongly wanted to invest in this sense. It is also a way to raise the quality of the offer. We believe that this is the right direction”.

At the beginning of the year, there was Russia’s military aggression in Ukraine. And the reception system has been set in motion to handle this emergency as well. Naturally, there was also an effort from the institutes.

Over the past few months, some students have distant connections with their country of origin, others have attended classes in Trentino, and several students have returned to Ukrainian soil. Today, they are at the forefront of inclusion and school integration a total of 271 registrations for the next school year 2022/2023 planned for Ukrainian students who arrived in Trentino from March 2022 (specifically, 152 are enrolled in primary school, 81 in middle school, 31 in upper secondary school, 7 in vocational training).

“Management – adds Bisesti – takes place in synergy with Valley community and the resources are allocated ad hoc based on specific needs. We took immediate action and the situation is being monitored. No critical problems were found in the second half of the last school year, and today the figures are absolutely manageable’.

In recent days, the trade union has expressed the need to speed up the requalification of school buildings. “There have been important steps forward in real estate, such as in Cles or with Pertini, the call in the latter case was released after many years. The training department is working with the technicians to try to speed it up, but the procedures take time”.

It is an employment period. THAT regular competitions (called at the national level) for upper and lower secondary schools does not solve the problems, but gives the opportunity to provide some answers to the needs of teachers. The procedures have come to a standstill in about forty professorships in high school mathematics and Italian, history and geography in middle school.

Which has been some appeals and some quizzes turned out to be wrong, so the ministry admitted the mistakes and stopped everything; Trentino could not help but adapt (Here article): there is a need to retrieve and update the results of the printers, retrieve any oral exams and recalculate the rankings. The times are announced very long with staff, even uncertain, forced to postpone the signing of the indefinite contract.

“I met with the managers and the department – continues Bisesti – there should be no major implications for the rankings compiled at the provincial level. Of course, I regret a longer wait, but despite Trentino’s autonomy in this case, the provincial government cannot intervene directly”.

Another node, highlighted by the unions, is linked to the department. It is actually assessed to be understaffed, and despite the efforts of the employees, it is not possible to speed up the recruitment and the agreements to cover the hundreds of vacant chairs in a limited time. “There is an objective problem with staff shortages in the public sector at a general level”, continues the commissioner. “Reinforcement would be needed and we are activated with new competitions, but it is not an easy situation to solve”.

Then there is the renewal of the contract regarding Ata staff, auxiliary educators, children and vocational training (the sector contract, on the other hand, is a state matter and the fall of the Draghi government creates more than some uncertainty about the timing of the agreement). “Here in Trentino, as far as we are concerned, we are on the right track. There are still some aspects that need to be investigated and brought to the attention of the trade unions. Situations that deserve attention but are obstacles that can be overcome: The negotiation should be concluded within a few months. As announced in recent months, there is 100 million per year in the budget for all public employment” concludes Bisesti.

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