Yesterday, the Ministry of Education and Sports of the Junta de Andalucia began work to upgrade the facilities of the Bartolome Flores de Mojacar Infant and Primary School. This project was funded by the Andalusian public agency for education (APAE). It is expected that the work will take three months. Rosa Maria Cano, the mayor of the municipality, and Antonio Jimenez, the regional delegate for Education and Sports of Andalucia visited the educational center.
Francisco Baraza, the school's director, told Jimenez that the actions will benefit almost 390 students. They include replacing the exterior carpentry by a new one made from lacquered aluminumm, replacing the entry doors with steel bars with other entrance doors, and the complete replacement of all electrical installations.
As part of the European Union's response against the Covid-19 pandemic, the project is co-financed by the European Union through React EU funds. It is also part of Infrastructure Plan Education, which oversees the Andalusian Public Agency for Education.
Another action is pending at this school. It will involve the expansion of educational space and the fitting out a multi-purpose classroom with redistribution to other teaching spaces. A porch will also be closed in order to create a Multipurpose room (SUM), a music area and a new book. Finally, the existing music room will be divided into two smaller group rooms. The estimated budget is around 220,000 euros.
Antonio Jimenez stated that while the Ministry was working to improve the educational centers in the province, there was still much to be done. Reforms and extensions were also being made to "prioritize actions" since Almeria has 680 educational centres>>.
Rosa Maria Cano recalls that the Mojacar City Council, and the center's management, have requested improvements and sustainability work in the building for almost twenty years. She also noted that the Consistory has handled "maintenance" and "the most urgent problems".