The first week of school closes, for many students still with limited time. Here are the numbers of the Segratese student population.
The first to return to class were the children of the kindergarten. For them the bell rang on September 5th. Afterwards, the children of some secondary schools returned and from Monday 12 all the segratesi pupils returned to the desks.
EVERYTHING (ALMOST) AS BEFORE
Benches finally no longer spacedgiven that, once the state of emergency ended, the anti-Covid provisions that have regulated school life in the last two years have lapsed. The masks disappearedthis year the return was in the sign of normality, even if they remain some “good practices” in force acquired during the pandemic. In the complexes that allow it, it has been chosen to let children in and out directly from the classrooms and not from the common entrance as it was before 2020, as well as insists, in all school regulations, on the constant ventilation of the classrooms and on the opportunity to privilege outdoor spaces, behaviors that were not always usual before Covid. Parent-teacher meetings are also back in attendancebut also in this case we keep what “good” the past two years have taught: in individual interviews the remote formula is maintained, which allows both parents to participate more easily. In short, I return to a pre-pandemic situation, but with some more precautions and a watchful eye on what happens. Clean rooms, for example, to allow the desks to be spaced out in the event of a worsening of the epidemiological situation.
NUMBERS OF PUPILS DOWN
But how many young people are segratesi to return to those benches? Exactly 3,662, divided between childhood (735), primary (1,636) and secondary (1,291). Scrolling through the data you can see that the most “populous” complex in our municipality is the Leopardi with 496 students, followed by another secondary one, the Sabin of Milan2, with 463 students. The most popular complex among the primary schools is the Rodari in Milano2 (413 pupils) and the Girasole in via XXV Aprile (196) among the kindergartens. In general compared to last school year there is one less class (45 classes compared to 44) e 94 fewer students (from 3756 pupils to 3662). Looking at the pre-pandemic data, we see a drop of as many as 300 students. Three years ago there were almost 4 thousand, today just over 3,600. The reductions occurred mainly in Milano Due and to a lesser extent in S. Felice and Novegro. Segrate Centro and Rovagnasco buildings. The decline in students actually affects all of Italy and, according to what Minister Bianchi reported, is expected to continue in the years to come.
THE TEACHERS ARE MISSING
The first day brought, for many families, thebitter surprise at not finding teachers in the chair. This situation has led some institutions to have to review their hourly plans. “Given that until Thursday 9 September we had no definite news from the school office that deals with the appointment – explains Alfredo Scaccianoce, director of the Schweitzer Institute – we had to issue a circular in which we changed the timetable of the first week ». Thursday 15 and Friday 16 September early exit from 16.30 to 14.30, with all due respect for parents. «On Friday evening, a shower of communications arrived from the school office and now we are proceeding with the assignments – he continues – but we still lack five support teachers. We are doing our best to leave as soon as possible with full time ».