The Delegate for Educational Development and Vocational Training, Francisco Alonso, has travelled to the town of Fines to discuss with the Mayor, Rodrigo Sánchez, the Deputy Mayor, Francisca Trinidad García, and the Councillor for Sports and Culture, José Manuel López Oliver, the issues that concern the town in terms of education. There, together with the head of the Educational Planning Service of the Almeria Delegation, they have been able to verify the needs in terms of expansion of spaces.
Alonso said that “we know the needs of the municipalities and the importance of offering all services”. He also pointed out that “we have to take care of the families who move their residences to the towns”, so that they can “grow” and “more work can be done on educational infrastructures”. On the other hand, the delegate has shown interest in the centres having “evacuation systems” and eliminating “architectural barriers”.
After the meeting, they went to the Fines Infant Education Centre, where the deputy mayor explained the need to expand the centre due to the increase in the number of births in the municipality. The delegate took note of the request and undertook to study the situation in Fines in order to provide the centre with the resources it needs. They then went to the CEIP Rafaela Fernández. There, the headmaster showed them the school’s facilities and explained the school’s needs, including an extension of the school’s facilities and a lift for the primary building.
The school has 228 pupils in Infant, Primary and 1st and 2nd ESO. To continue their studies, students must go to the school to which it is attached: the IES Rosa Navarro in Olula del Río, where students can study 3rd and 4th ESO, as well as Bachillerato and FP. In addition, the school has a canteen service for 80 pupils.
In terms of infrastructure, a total of 253,145 euros have been invested in the school. Repairs to partition walls and floors were carried out under the Technical Emergency Plan with a budget of 10,693.61 euros in the 17/18 academic year. In addition, two other actions were also carried out: one as part of the Air Conditioning Plan 20/21 to install lattices, windows and fans to alleviate the high summer temperatures and another to adapt spaces for the school canteen, as part of the Schooling Plan. Both actions amount to a total of 242,452 euros.