For months, the worry in Berlin's primary schools is growing, now the Berlin-based Alliance for quality, has warned in the whole day in front of a hasty introduction of free School meals. In an open letter to the chairmen of the groups of red-Red-Green, the protagonists call for a departure from the Plan, for the summer, all 175,000 primary school children to eat free of charge.
The reason for This was to create either spatially or in terms of personnel, because the cost of freedom "in Snap several tens of thousands of additional lunch eaters" on the schools ought to be. Therefore, the offer should be made only gradually. The reason for the advance is shot for this Thursday's planned first reading of the "school act".
In many primary schools, space is not enough to cater for more children than in the past: The canteens are only designed for a fraction of the students. From all districts the same signals are coming: no one knows how to do it until the summer is possible, the center should be, and canteen spaces accordingly expand, especially since in many places there is enough space to the students to teach. to get
an Overview of had started the educational administration allegedly a query in the districts. A result has not been notified, despite several days of the mirror request. The Association of the Caterer expects as reported, with an increase of 60 percent, the education administrative language in January from an expected 14-percent increase, after the coalition had unexpectedly decided in December that free school meals should still be in the supplementary budget.
kids have to eat - the result is a longer interruption, for all
another Complicating factor for the schools, the refuge for the First - and second-grader should, in the future, without the need for inspection and available free of charge: this is Also the space requirement and the food demand increase. The educational administration announced in February that it expects to have approximately 9,100 additional Hortkindern in class 1 and 2 per school of approximately 30 children. At the time of neukölln had educators by means of an open letter to education Senator Sandra Scheeres (SPD) prior to the territorial and human consequences of an unprepared unlimited Hortzutritts warned.
not only the educators, but all concerned groups to warn of the great disadvantages for all – students, teachers, and educators. So to hear that some schools have to extend their lunch time in the morning to all the children in the small canteens cater. This could lead to the scarcity of teachers, the need to take care of the lunch, missing otherwise. In addition, the tuition is shifting in some places in the afternoon, when the food would be extended time. In the consequence that could extend the school day.
"free lunch for all primary school children: Yes! A hasty introduction without the participation of the Affected: no“, is the appeal of the Alliance. It was a "further decision of the coalition to free all-day care, without at the same time, investments in the quality of care".
Still a concern: "Infinite amounts of food
thrown away" to avoid an "overload of chaos", is called for a gradual Transition to a free lunch, in class 1 and 2 analogue to the introduction of the contribution-free care. In addition, the managers need to be involved locally and the "spatial and staffing minimum standards" to be secure: More staff within the opening Hours of the Nurseries in the morning and in the afternoon was essential. The extent to which the youth administration shares this assessment is unclear. It is clear, however, that the educational administration estimated a need of approximately 225 educators, when asked a year ago from the Green to the consequences of the free Hortzugangs: The demand could rise in relation to the care on the afternoon of 78 percent in the future, possibly on 95 percent of the parents - and that would automatically push the food demand is high.
among the protagonists of the Alliance for the whole day, such as the Paritätische wohlfahrtsverband, the WT and the basic education Association. Its Chairwoman Lydia Sebold added on request, you fear that the fee of freedom will lead to "infinite amounts of food are thrown away".
experts reported in the evening: The rush in wonder
late in The evening, the umbrella organisation for the children and pupils stores (DaKS) reported a critical word: Although the goal of as many primary school children a hot lunch offering will be divided from the DaKS, and the organized Hortträgern. However, the haste of the introduction of surprise, "and we are angry that the practice will be left on site with the resulting questions largely alone," reads the opinion. On a complete lack of not trust only in the DaKS that the indiscriminate freedom "enormous sums of money are provided, while the schools for the urgently needed and long-wide call for improvement of the quality of care at Berlin all day, unfortunately, still no funds".
The Berlin-based Parenting had desired free school meals - however, under other conditions.
open letter of the Alliance for the whole day, it goes HERE.
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