Image of one of the exterior cracks of the Veleño school. / E. HEADS

The City Council will be in charge of financing the study of the pathologies of the structure of the North Zone two months after its partial eviction

Eugenio Cabezas

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two months after the partial eviction of the José Luis Villar Palasí public school, known as Zona Norte, in Vélez-Málaga, around 400 students continue to be relocated to two other centers, as the cracks that the building has presented for several decades have worsened. To try to expedite the procedures prior to the repair works, the Councilor for Education, Lola Gámez (PSOE), met this Friday with the management team and representatives of the educational center, with which she has been maintaining “continuous communication” since it was confirm that part of the minors and teachers had to continue the course in other centers given the damage that it presented in the structure of the main school building.

During the meeting, Gámez has confirmed that the City Council is going to assume in advance the contracting of the previous studies that are necessary for the repair of the building and that the mayor of Veleño, the socialist Antonio Moreno Ferrer, has already approved the budget allocation for it, “Given the urgency and need for minors and the educational community to recover normality as soon as possible, and even if it is the responsibility of the Junta de Andalucía,” he added. Thus, according to the mayor, “in the coming days the contracts will be signed to carry out both the geotechnical study and the pathology study of the damaged building structure, and thus have the pertinent reports available as soon as possible. to undertake the works.”

Both the management team of the North Zone and the Ampa have been “very satisfied and grateful” to the City Council “for the constant support and backing” that they have offered to the center, “with great speed,” they added. The mayor of Education recalled that from the City Council, and without being within its competence, “we have made an authentic deployment of economic, human and material resources, acting in record time, to transport from one center to another all the necessary material to continue with the teaching activity and the installation on many occasions of this material, as is the case of digital whiteboards; all assumed from the Veleño City Council because we understand the importance and need to help in everything we can in a situation like this and always thinking about the good of minors, their families and their teachers.

Gámez also recalled that the Veleño City Council assumed with its own resources the school transport of the minors to the two new centers where they had been assigned during the first three weeks “given the urgency and necessity of the matter and the lack of response in time and form by the of the Junta de Andalucía”, he added. Infants (3-5 years old) and 1st and 2nd year students are at CEIP Augusto Santiago Bellido (Reñidero) and 3rd and 4th year students at CEIP La Gloria. The building that houses the 5th and 6th year students and the government pavilion continue to function normally.

From the bipartite government team of the City Council, PSOE and GIPMTM, and the Education area, they “deeply” thank the families and the educational community as a whole “for the enormous effort they are making to adapt to this situation without diminishing, in any way moment, the quality of the formation of the minors». They also thank all municipal workers “for the effort they have made, in record time, to adapt to the situation and work hard to relocate minors quickly and efficiently,” they concluded.

Vélez-Málaga assumes the geotechnical studies to expedite the works of the school closed due to cracks