Unions warn of "serious problems" in the low coverage of teachers with the new replacement model.
Teaching the Federations of trade unions CCOO and UGT have warned on Tuesday of the existence of "serious" and "difficulties" with the new model of substitutions that the Ministry of Education has extended this year 2010-2011 all schools community and that is that each management team has a certain budget-recorded in available teaching days-to decide that low cover, how and when in their own, STO gold, school or college.
According to Europa Press has explained to both unions, and there are centers, two weeks after start-system is required since last October 1, "have exhausted all the days of the first quarter, and even the second," what which is causing "serious problems" because the directors do not know how to meet criteria in deciding the casualties to be uncovered.
In, Star Trek Gold, this sense, the president of the Association of Directors of Institutes of Andalucia (Adian), Jose Fences, lamented that "within five days of starting the course had already debian conference centers and were in the red" because had low long-term programs, such as maternity or sick or licenses under study, have "consumed" the entire budget.
According Fences, this is "paradoxically incomprehensible if you consider that, fallen earth chips, last year, when the plan was launched on a pilot basis in 200 schools, colleges and institutes worked" very well "with this system and streamlined" pretty "substitutions. The explanation is, in his view, the "substantial reduction" of the budget for the year 2010-2011 in respect of which ran the pilot schools last year and the "haste and improvisation of the Ministry of Education, which decided to extend the plan either as out to all schools, "said.
Also the Secretary General of CCOO Teaching in Andalucia, Jose Blanco, pointed to "lack of resources" as the main cause of the problems arising from the implementation of the new model of teacher replacements. As explained by the union, the "problem" is that within the quota of days that the Ministry of Education gives each school are also included low "predictable", such as maternity, produced by or educational leave long-lasting illness, which are depleting the majority of the budget.
"It is easier than at a three or four teachers have become pregnant each year, hence we have asked on several occasions to the counseling that remove these substitutions that are totally predictable quota of days available that have a center," White calls.
Secretary of Public Instruction FETE-UGT, Carmen Lagares, agreed this approach. Speaking to Europa Press, has insisted that for the new model of teacher replacements to work properly and agility to the process, is "absolutely necessary to keep out of low computing sessions planned."
"Irregularities" in the centers fp
According to the unions and managers these are the "problems" generals who, in the first month since its launch, are facing secondary schools in Andalusia. However, the CCOO representative went further and assured that in centers whereIn addition, training (VET), are occurring "isolated cases, but worrying" some "irregularities" on this new model of low coverage.
According to White, FP in these centers "are being told the directors that, to save money, make faculty replacements last only until the month of May and not during all the time you should", ie until the end the course in June. Thus, "when students begin the practice in related enterprises, cut the substitutions, which is clearly irregular, criticized the union.
Therefore, CCOO will ask the Ministry of Education to create a "monitoring committee" of the new replacement plan to ensure that the system "works just as well as last year when he was a pilot" because, "despite that the model is good in itself, and serves to accelerate the losses, we can not allow these situations or to be put budgetary constraints. "
You can ask for more days
Faced with such criticism, the Ministry of Education has insisted that the order itself is regulated by this new model of low teacher coverage provides for the possibility that all centers last budget with designated days, to request more to the relevant provincial delegation.
Therefore, the general director of Teaching and Human Resource Management, Manuel Gutierrez Encina, reiterated, told Europa Press that "the fact that he runs a center budget does not mean you can not have more days throughout the year, but only you have to order an increase in the same way justified. "
"As soon as a center has the credit to zero, or missing a few days for this you need to send through a communication system to Seneca provincial delegation indicating that exhaustion and a justification. For the immediate future, as it comes The delegation increases the available days at the center, "he explains.
Regarding the possibility of working out of computing the losses are predictable and maternity leave, extended sick-study or as demanded by unions, Gutierrez Encina considered that, if made, would establish a "double standard" for management low coverage, for this academic year 2010-2011, "is not viable."
Still, he was "open to any process that can improve the whole system of management" of secondary schools in Andalusia, but first warned, education will have to conduct a "study" of how it will evolve this new coating systems low teacher, who has only been implemented on a mandatory 19 days.