XALAPA, VER.- The back to school for preschool, primary and secondary students in veracruz finally it will be this January 9, after a period of holidays close to three weeks. Some parents comment that they resent the stress of the january costespecially after making large payments.
agrahel cortes refers that, although he did not make the purchase of School Supplies and of uniforms, his family economy It was affected with tax payments such as the predial, as well as water and electricity services, which are added to the expenses of the celebrations of December 24 and 31including Three Kings Day.
“Apart from the beginning of the year, the strong payments of the property tax, water and electricity are coming; When my hand was short, it was between 3,000 and 3,500 pesos, which I spent only on payments for services and taxes,” he explained.
The mother of the family, who has a temporary job as a product demonstrator, comments that her son is returning to his second year of high school. It was when she started School Year 2022-2023 who spent tools Y uniform.
With the backpack and clothes ready to resume classes, agrahel adds that transportation will now be added to the daily expense, as well as the 30 pesos a day for breakfast randall.
In the entity, according to the Secretary of Education of veracruz (SEV), there are 2 million 30 thousand 443 students at all educational levels, cut to the 2022-2023 School Calendar. Of those, 210 thousand 717 children attend a school of education preschool; 805 thousand 246 go to a primary education institution and 364 thousand 534 go to secondary school.
The rest of the students are divided between those who attend high school, university, special education schools, adult education, for work, among others.
agrahel recognizes that the extra week of holidays It took her by surprise and that is why she could not schedule activities for her son, who took advantage of the first days of the year to watch movies and videos on his cell phone.
“Before leaving class, an expense was made on stationery, as well as cleaning supplies because the sanitary measures of the pandemic continue. The children continue to go with face masks and masks, as well as antibacterial gel.
Now he expects the teachers to work to catch up, as the lessons distance generated a delay in most of the children who currently struggle in their learning.
“I don’t see that they assign homework and in the case of my son I do see him a little behind in what subjects are, for what secondary school is, I think it is so that he would already be better prepared”mentions.
RETURN ON THE SLOPE OF JANUARY
And it is that he back to school in what will be the continuation of School Year 2022-2023 it occurs in the midst of various important economic and social scenarios. In the first one, inside the call “january cost”, a period of slow recovery of the family economy, after the expenses of Christmas, New Year’s Eve and Three Wise Men.
According to the study “Christmas costs 2022” of the organization WorldRemitMexican families were among the hardest hit this holiday season relative to income and the costs of typical seasonal dinners, gifts and arrangements.
Thus, it was estimated that Mexicans spent 206 percent of their monthly income in these festivities; expenses include an average of 3 thousand 93 pesos in food, 8 thousand 492 in decoration and 9 thousand 800 in gifts.
For its part, the Institute of Economic Research of the National Autonomous University of Mexico (UNAM), indicates that year after year, Mexican families spend up to 40 thousand pesos on festivities, including Christmas Y wise men. While, for wise menparents spend between 501 and 1,000 pesos for gifts for their children, according to a survey carried out between 2019 and 2020.
Given the panorama that represents the return to classes in the middle of the January slope, the bank BBVA launched a series of tips to take care of the money left to families. Among these, it stands out that a percentage of the salary must be considered from the beginning to save it and allocate it to the different expenses that the new school year implies.
Also, he recommends preparing a budget to pay for school supplies, uniforms, and footwear, emphasizing having a plan to cover the payment of registrations and tuition. It is indicated that, if the Christmas bonus has not been fully spent, it can be invested in hiring a school insurance or, where appropriate, use it to pay tuition in advance.
Regarding the social context, the return to classes occurs in the middle of the sixth wave of infections coronavirus covid-19. And it is that since December 2022 began, infections have been on the rise, Although it is not yet compared to any of the past waves, it does have the attention of the health authorities. Properly, the rise in infections began on December 5 and from that date, although it has had some variations, they have always been increasing.
The dates on which there were the most infections, according to the Ministry of Health Federal, were on December 19 and 20, that is, one week after the festivities at the Guadalupe’s Virginwhich brought together dozens of believers throughout the Veracruz territory.
With cutoff to January 6, 2023, veracruz It has 229,505 accumulated confirmed cases and 1,616 active cases. In addition, it has registered throughout the entire pandemic, at least 17 thousand 77 deaths.
“To the stress due to the January slope is added the return to school in Veracruz”