The territorial delegate for Educational Development and Vocational Training, Francisco Alonso, has assured that 97% of the existing prefabricated classrooms in the province “are associated with programmed works or works in progress that will allow their subsequent removal”. In Almería, 31 prefabricated modules in a total of 16 educational centres have been removed in the province during the previous term of office.
The territorial delegate explained that “the difference between the prefabricated buildings that exist now, with the management of the Andalusian Government, and the previous ones, is that before, they took years because the works were not undertaken, and now, as soon as the pupils finish, they are moved to new classrooms due to the expansion of centres or directly to new schools”.
From the Delegation of Educational Development it has been reported that in 2022, specifically, two buildings have been removed (with four classrooms in total) in the CEIP Joaquín Visiedo in Viator (after the completion of the new CEIP in La Juaida area). It is also planned that before the end of the year, if the works are completed on schedule and there is no impediment caused by schooling, one building (two classrooms) will be removed at CEIP Arco Iris in Aguadulce (Roquetas de Mar).
In the province of Almería there are 60 works to be completed by the 2022-23 school year, with a total budget of 18.16 million euros. More than 28,000 students enrolled in these schools will benefit from these actions. Among others, the new headquarters of the Kina Jiménez Professional Dance Conservatory in Almería, which is at an advanced stage of construction, and the extensions to the Francisco Montoya Secondary School in El Ejido, the Mare Nostrum Primary School in Adra and the Arco Iris Primary School in Roquetas de Mar, also under construction, stand out. Work has already been completed on the extension of the IES AlYanub in Vera and others, such as the refurbishment of the CEIP Bartolomé Flores in Mojácar, are practically finished.
Francisco Alonso also stated that “we have a new CEIP in Viator, completed during the last term of office, and we currently have a new CEIP under construction in Almerimar in El Ejido and a new IES under construction in Huércal de Almería”.
Likewise, within the bioclimatisation and renewable energy plan, 33 actions are programmed in the province that will be completed between the first quarter of the school year and the spring of 2023.
In the chapter of reforms and improvements, other interventions are also being carried out aimed at eliminating architectural barriers, improving the thermal comfort of buildings or modernising facilities, among other lines of action.