The Governing Board approves a game of 157,794.10 euros to subsidize school transport for students of Salt de l'Aigüa and IES Mediterrània
More than 8,100 children and teenagers return to school in Benidorm
More than 8,100 children and adolescents have returned today to the Early Childhood, Primary, and Secondary Education classrooms of Benidorm after the summer holidays, in a day that took place without incident and that has been marked by the excitement and nerves of many families. Mayor Toni Pérez welcomed this 2023-2024 academic year together with the Councilor for Education, Maite Moreno, at CEIP Els Tolls, the school with the most students in the municipality.
This center is one of the eight schools in which Benidorm City Council has carried out in recent months the installation of photovoltaic panels on the roof to generate energy for self-consumption, to save on the electricity bill and further reduce CO2 emissions into the atmosphere of 375 tons per year. The project, which has also been developed in four other municipal buildings, including Les Fontanelles Municipal Nursery School, has involved an investment of 1,045,450.06 euros.
Likewise, the Local Government Board has approved this Monday an item of 157,794.40 euros to subsidize school transport for students in Infant, Primary, Secondary and post-compulsory education at the centers located in Salt de l'Aigüa school complex – the public schools Mestre Gaspar López and Gabriel Miró and the IES Pere Maria Orts I Bosch, Bernat de Sarrià, L'Almadrava, and Beatriu Fajardo – and the IES Mediterrània that do not meet the requirements to benefit from the Generalitat scholarships. The expense will be applied in two phases: from September until December 31, 2023, with a total expense of 63,963.93 euros; and from January 1, 2024, until the end of the next academic year, for which another 93,830.47 euros will be invested.
These investments are added to other aid that the City Council has already implemented, or will be implemented to reduce, as far as possible, the expense that returning to school represents for many homes. "At the City Council we maintain our commitment to families of Benidorm, making help and support measures available to them, and increasing them according to needs, especially where no other administration reaches," said the mayor.
More Infant and Primary classrooms
The first day of classes took place without any notable incidents in the thirteen public schools and five secondary schools in the city. In them, just over 8,100 minors, 5,500 in Early Childhood and Primary Education and another 2,600 in Secondary, to which are added those who study post-compulsory education in Baccalaureate or VocationalTraining Cycles, have reunited with their friends after the summer holidays or have incorporated for the first time into the classrooms, in the case of 2 and 3-year-old Early Childhood Education boys and girls.
The public schools of Benidorm have expanded their educational offer this year with the creation of three new Early Childhood Education units: one for 2-year-old children at CEIP La Cala; one for P4 at CEIP Vasco Núñez de Balboa and another for P5 at CEIP Miguel Hernández, as explained by the Councillor for Education, Maite Moreno. In addition, the councilor indicated that the creation of another Primary classroom at CEIP Mestre Gaspar López has also been requested and that a response from the Department of Education is awaiting.