Potenza, Province approves school sizing plan

POTENZA (ITALPRESS) – The Provincial Council of Potenza approved this morning by a majority with 8 votes in favor of the Center-Left (Giordano C., Rizzo, Pappalardo, Bufano, Sinisgalli, Ferrone, Laurino and Giordano M.) and 5 abstentions (the councilors of the Cdx Barbuzzi, Setaro, Di Sanzo, Desina and Lioi), the proposal of the School Sizing Plan, which is now going to the region for its final approval. The Plan, specified the President Christian Giordano “is approved as defined in its process of listening and discussion of the territories and educational institutions well aware of the fact that in a few months we may have to review the general structure following the changes to the national norms and at what point to imagine even new guidelines on an experimental basis.In perspective we must be aware of the effort to combine the needs that are presented to us with those of the fight against depopulation which represents the real age-old problem to think about even in the school offer from propose”. In essence, a work in progress which, as emerged in the debate following the presentation of the proposal, has a long time horizon since today it is the first school year and in the future to redefine the contours of a programming for the next few years. On the Plan, there was a vote against the amendment by Councilor Barbuzzi (Lega) who had proposed and supported the need to provide for the establishment of the address of the Liceo Scientifico in Palazzo San Gervasio, in relation to the decrease in students enrolled in Linguistics and opportunity to imagine new registrations from the neighboring municipalities of the Apulian area. On the merits, the interventions of the President of the Commission who launched the proposal, Bufano (Pd) “aware of the effort made to look at a collective interest in the presence of a constant decrease in the school population”, of the PD group leader, Rizzo “I imagine the difficulties that we will have in the future especially in the municipalities of the mountain area” and of Vice President Pappalardo “to imagine new institutes also of an experimental nature, we could start a cognitive census with third-middle students on the hypothesis of enrollment in the following year”. In detail, the Plan envisages that the number of scholastic institutions will increase from 75 to 73. Two new centers for adult education are established in Lavello and Brienza and evening schools at secondary level institutions which, in the 2023/2024 school year they will have three new addresses: Liceo Sportivo at the Iis Federico II of Melfi; Technological-Graphic-Communication at the IIS of Rionero and the Picerno complex of the “Einstein” of Potenza. And also a new kindergarten. From the 2024-2025 school year, however, the start of the Technical-Agricultural-Oenology course is foreseen, at the Lagopesole headquarters of the “Fortunato” IP of Potenza. Finally, the Council approved a change in the incoming budget relating to the transfer of ministerial funds to deal with the “Dear Energy” of Local Authorities. (ITALPRESS). Photo Credits: Potenza Province Press Office trl/com 28-Dec-22 16 :04

Potenza, Province approves school sizing plan