Noel Lopez, Maracena's mayor, said that "the Maracena City Council has lost patience with the Board's unfulfilled promises regarding the new secondary school". He saw today how the Governing Council of the Junta de Andalucia had announced the construction of eight new centers within our autonomous community, but the one promised is not in Maracena.
Despite all the fanfare and hype that was created by the former Education Delegate of Granada and the current Government delegate at the start of 2020 that the Maracena Institute would be a reality in the budgets this year, it is now known that the Board has breached the commitment. This is despite the fact the Maracena Town Hall was built by the same Junta de Andalucia on May 13, 2019.
Lopez stated that this issue is one that "most concerns the public and therefore those who have the responsibility to govern the city council." Lopez said, "so I don't understand the change in the position of the Andalusian Executive." The Maracenero mayor has asked for a meeting with the delegate to Granada ten times in the past year without any response. Javier Imbroda was also requested by the Maracenero mayor to act on the matter. The overcrowding at the only public institution in Maracena is far beyond the legal ratio. This is compounded by the current health conditions of COVID19 which prevents compliance with the 50% capacity reduction regulations. The mayor recalls that there has been more than two years delay in construction since it was offered for tender.
Maracena, the only Andalusia town with over 20,000 inhabitants, has a single public secondary school that offers only ESO and Baccalaureate. It does not offer any professional training.
"After the transfer land that we obtained with so many efforts, after tendering and awarding the institute's plan, and repeated promises and announcements from the Board that the work would be As this year begins it is amazing that Maracena is again trapped in this urgent infrastructure, with more that two years of delay and even more in the current circumstances," concludes Noel Lopez.