On Friday July 22, a delegation of the coordination of July 6, made up of teachers, Ata, parents, students, RSU Cobas and other unions, was received by the manager and two officials of the FSO of Lucca.
The coordination highlights all the critical issues raised in recent weeks by various groups of parents and teachers on the formation of classes and teachers in Ata, with 49 classes not authorized with respect to the requests of the schools, in addition to the cut of 49 chairs operated two years ago. “This leads to many classes – read the note from Coordination July 6 –, sometimes even of 29 students, and/or classes of over 20 students with 2 or 3 students with a disability, in violation of the current legislation on school integration. In particular, the coordination highlighted the critical issues reported by various representatives of the various schools. The staff shortage of Ata personnel is also significant, especially the presence of complexes with a single collaborator”.
“This situation is attributed to the national political choice to confirm the criteria for the formation of classes and staff of the Gelmini Reform (Presidential Decree 81/2009), which aims at the single goal of 8 billion euros in public school spending It is paradoxical that we continue to apply a reform that was born in a period of austerity, when we are in a new phase of economic policy, characterized by public spending and deficit, with 191 billion euros from the EU and 32 billion from PNRR for education and research. Law 79/2022 provides that the demographic decline will be used to cut another 11,300 chairs from 2026. Those funds should instead be used to reduce the number of students per class and expand the teaching staff become. and Ata”.
“We asked the UST – explained the coordination – to act as a spokesperson for these requests in the ministry and at the same time to address the major critical issues in the de facto staff. The cold response was that.”with note prot. 9478 of July 12, 2022 – Determination of the appropriate staff for current situations – (..) the competent USR for Tuscany has meant that the Territorial areas have not allocated the resources in the derogation for teachers, the same quota confirmed on assigned to the place. of the staff of the law. “. Therefore, there are no new classes in the staff, except those that the school director can establish with the staff already assigned, through “use of internal resources as compensation”, i.e. without cost! From a first analysis, it is very little, as we deduce from the detailed report provided to us in the preview: two class groups with bilingualism, one at the MS of IC Massarosa 1 and one at IC MEI; the possible revival of a section of childhood at IC Bagni di Lucca; the maintenance of the Esabac course at ITE Carrara; the recovery of a class in a four-year course at Fermi – Giorgi; the recovery of a 5th class at Paladini; an internal project at Don Lazzeri Stagi; Compliance with the timetable at Pertini, ISI Garfagnana and ISI in Barga (which also guarantees the course for adults); the bilingualism project in Galilei; the revival of a class in Vallisneri”.
“In addition, in order to limit the damage of large classes with students with disabilities, no new classes are planned, but teachers’ support has been requested” in derogation “of the USR. These are 51.9 places, which will be distributed as follows : 1, 5 for the childhood of IC Porcari; 8,2 for the primary school and 10, 5 for the middle of the IC Altopascio; 6,2 for the primary school of Lucca 3; for the other middle schools 2,3 for the IC Lucca 6, 9, 3 on IC Camaiore 1, 4,9 on IC Coreglia, 5 on IC Castelnuovo; finally, 4 places for the Liceo Barsanti – Matteucci. ‘USR Toscana”.
“We cannot consider this picture as absolutely unsatisfactory – concludes the coordination -. It is absurd that with all the money spent for the summer plan and for the various projects and projects, with the 32 billion euros of the NRP for be dedicated to the school. and research must continue to escape the demands of the school community. The heart of the “school” is the work in the classroom and the reduction of the number of students per class, especially where there is the main way to improve school quality.