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Without the accompaniment of the members of the Life and Family bloc, the Chamber of Deputies voted by a large majority and submitted to the Senate a bill that establishes ways for school coexistence in the educational institutions of the province. “This project is a grain of sand for the path of the links that we must rebuild in society,” said the socialist Claudia Balagué when exposing the scope of the text to vote.
The initiative had majority and minority opinions in the different commissions in which it was addressed. Those in the minority were from the Life and Family bench. “The project talks about coexistence in difficult situations where violence is going through us today (political, real, symbolic); there is a cracking of the social fabric that affects us, and we know that inequality and poverty especially affect boys, girls and teenagers,” the author said. The former Minister of Education valued schools as great amplifiers of values and places of analysis of reality. She explained that the text submitted to the Senate has several instances where she highlighted the School Coexistence Council and the red book. In the Council to be constituted in each school there will be parents, families, teachers, school assistants and students in a device in a horizontal round to debate, analyze situations of violence and, if necessary, convene specialists in the different topics. As for the so-called red book, it will contain the action protocols for each situation of violence, whether internal or external to the establishment. “We approved this law that can have an important impact on every family in Santa Fe,” said Balagué who, paraphrasing Rita Segato, called for the rebuilding of ties to prevent violence.
In addition to the 18 articles, the project has as an annex the so-called Orientation Guide for educational intervention in complex situations related to school life, which the author summarized as a ‘red book’
“The purpose of this law is to promote coexistence, plurality and democratic participation of all persons involved in educational institutions to help guarantee the right to a comprehensive education and the protection of all the rights of boys, girls, adolescents and young people of the province”, states the first article and in the second it indicates fifteen national regulations and several provincial decrees that support it.
Article 6 determines the creation “in the field of educational institutions, the School Coexistence Council as a collegiate, democratic, plural body, open to the entire educational community and representative of the different people that comprise it” and in the following regulations its constitution and operation.
The guide starts from the understanding that “the school institution, as a pedagogical unit of the educational system, articulates the participation of the different actors that make up the educational community, and therefore needs to have a support and accompaniment device that promotes the creation of networks that strengthen community cohesion and provide them with tools to act against the diversity of situations that arise in the school environment”. Thus, it then details rules of procedure to act in situations that affect coexistence. “Dialogue and, especially, active listening prevent violence in conflicts,” he says.
Then it details specific cases of action in cases of situations of violence; conflicts in social networks, discrimination or harassment based on sexual orientation or gender identity; child abuse; situations of gender violence in dating; human trafficking; loss of people; suicide attempt or cases of suicide; suspicion or presence of weapons in the school as well as the relationship with the media and the treatment of information.
This Wednesday, the Public Works and Services Commission of the Chamber of Deputies will meet with the president of the EPE, Mauricio Caussi, to learn details of the subsidy segmentation regime established by Decree 332/2022 of the national government. The summons to Caussi was voted as a resolution by the full House.
For its part, the Housing and Urban Development Commission summoned tenant organizations to hear their opinions on the project by Matilde Bruera (Kirchnerist Loyalty) on real estate brokerage. On this initiative, auctioneers’ associations and different entities that group real estate companies have already passed through the commission.
Meanwhile, on the Chamber’s premises, the annual recognition of “innovative and inclusive Santa Fe teaching” will be held, where ten teachers and the ESI team from a school in the San Diego neighborhood of Rosario will be distinguished.