The article here on the (new) town hall website has the latest information about the proposal for a senior school to be built in Almerimar.
I think that the possible setting up of this school is driving property development in Almerimar. Particularly the building of new houses.
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The mayor has shown to the delegate of Education, Sports, Equality, Social Policies and Conciliation the plot that the Consistory will transfer to the Board for the construction of the new center that is located 500 meters from the current school and has an area of 33,000 square meters
Gongora has highlighted that “it is very good news since this coastal nucleus has a high number of students of secondary school age who were forced to move to El Ejido until now and that with the construction of this new center they can go to class without having to travel ”
The regional administration has already reserved a game of 200,000 euros for next year for renovation and conditioning work at the IES Mar Azul de Balerma and will be given a priority to replace the pavement of the sports courts in the CEIP San Agustín
The mayor has recalled that El Ejido needs a specific Action Plan for Education
The mayor of El Ejido, Francisco Góngora, together with the territorial delegate of Education, Sports, Equality and Social Policies of the Junta de Andalucía, Mari Carmen Castillo, and the Councilor for Education, Delia Mira, has toured the nuclei of San Agustín, Balerma and Almerimar to address those issues that the regional administration has pending to execute in the municipality in educational matters. Specifically, on this visit, the delegate has transferred to the first mayor that the Andalusian Government undertakes to give the green light to the construction project of a Secondary Education Institute in Almerimar, a very necessary and demanded project by the local government that will shortly be a reality.
Góngora has highlighted that “this is very good news for the municipality since Almerimar has a high number of students of secondary school age who were forced to move to El Ejido until now and with the construction of this new center can now go to class without having to travel ”.
Therefore, both Góngora and the delegate have visited on site the plot that the Consistory proposes to transfer to the Andalusian Administration that is located just 500 meters from the school and that meets all the characteristics required by the Board that already approved and qualified in the Partial Plan as teaching equipment. “The area of 33,000 square meters, made available by the Consistory, is suitable, with compatibility of use in the current PGOU for the construction of the institute, since it is very close to the other school area of Almerimar, with easy access and with enough land to be able to undertake extensions or new center constructions in the future ”. "This is the same plot that we have been offering to the Board for any educational center for eight years, either CEIP or IES but that until now we had not received an answer," the first mayor added.
For its part, the delegate has transferred that “the Andalusian government is perfectly aware of the need for administrations to collaborate to improve the centers of the municipality. We are studying the budget for the next four years and the investment will be set based on a deficit report that is being prepared these days to address the deficiencies that are a priority. ”
In the same way Castillo has transmitted to the mayor that for the next academic year the Andalusian Government has already reserved a 200,000 euros item for the reform and adaptation work at the IES Mar Azul de Balerma, and that, on the other hand, it is Propose with priority the replacement of the pavement of the sports courts in the CEIP San Agustín, as well as the adaptation to the current regulations of the evacuation and safety systems of the same.
In this regard, the mayor has informed the delegate that “it is necessary to implement a specific Action Plan for Education because with a student body that exceeds 21,000 students, most of the El Ejido centers require considerable actions in as for infrastructure, accessibility, provision of dining rooms or high ratios. Thus, the councilor has stressed the need to carry out other projects in educational matters such as the new schools of Infant and Primary Education for Ejido Sur, Las Norias and Almerimar; as well as the extensions in the IES Francisco Montoya and in the IES Santa María del Águila. Likewise, the local government continues with the necessary maintenance and conservation actions in the municipal educational centers.