During the last months, the Magno de Pilar school has been at the center of the public scene. It all started when the institution decided to inform the family of eight students that it would not renew their enrollment for the next school year because these boys, who have disabilities or some kind of learning problem, caused their classmates to fall behind and They “lowered the bar” in terms of educational level.
Undoubtedly, this fact provoked outrage in the educational community and throughout society, leading to the intervention of different organizations such as INADI or the Ombudsman’s Office, as well as the State through the General Directorate of Culture and Education of the Buenos Aires province.
The position was to give the school the opportunity to reverse its decision, but the owners of the institution were firm in the path they wanted to take, and when they did not find acceptance around them, they ended up surprising with the determination to close the doors from next year.
In this way, the new decision substantially expanded the universe of families whose lives will soon change, not only because of the enrollment of around 500 students at different levels, but also because of the workforce.
This last group includes the teaching staff, a group that was among the first to become aware of the decision based on a statement from the school that thanked them for their work and took peace of mind with the promise that they would be paid 100 percent compensation. cent, also accompanied by December salary and vacations.
However, a new controversy is now born because of what the lack of that word means. It is that in the last hours, the owners of the Magno presented before the Ministry of Labor a preventive crisis procedure, which could reduce the compensation to 50 percent if approved.
In this sense, the leader of the Union of Private Teachers (SADOP), Mariano Molina, indicated in an interview with Canal Pilar that “the school decided to present a crisis prevention procedure. If this is authorized by the Ministry, they will only pay 50 percent of the compensation,” adding that “they only guarantee payment for the month of November, since according to them the payment for December will be subject to collection.” .
The union leader also maintained: “The quota is quite high, but they allege that they have had arrears. They also have to present the last three balance sheets, it is rare that they present it right now in the middle of this controversy. Although the school had made a hasty decision for us, the situation was good, but now they do this to pay the workers as little as possible”.
Finally, he explained that the final determination of what will happen will be the responsibility of the Ministry, since “it will analyze all the documentation presented by the school and will eventually be the one who approves or not the crisis prevention procedure.”
“The Ministry will analyze all the documentation presented by the school and will eventually be the one to approve or not the crisis prevention procedure”