12 people inspect La Maroma High School

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REPRESENTATIVES from four institutions visited La Maroma High School in Benamocarra to evaluate the risk of deficiencies which are causing an ongoing dispute in town.

Twelve people, two engineers and an architect from the town hall, an architect from the Provincial Government, three firemen and five members of the Provincial Education Delegation spent more than four hours inspecting the building, and should have reports completed ready for a meeting during which the affected parties will make a decision.

Meanwhile, the 204 students from the school have been forced to use prefabricated classrooms in Torre del Mar for almost two months. They come from Benamocarra, El Borge, Almachar and Iznate.

Their school remains closed by order of the local town hall, but parents hope that this inspection is a step in the direction of it reopening. The school opened in 2008, but without a ‘First Occupancy’ licence and using electricity for building works.

It was closed on January 22 this year by the town hall after structural deficiencies were detected, however, since then, a battle has been going on between the town hall and the education department regarding the danger it could present to students.

Meanwhile, some 500 parents of children at La Maroma High School in Benamocarra gathered in Malaga at the weekend to hold a protest march to the government subdelegation to denounce the situation they are in.

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