DENIA town hall has now awarded the contract to build La Jara’s new school.
Although La Jara has its own council it comes under the control of Denia town hall and the announcement brings to an end years of requests from parents.
La Jara is the only school in the Marina Alta that is entirely built of prefabricated classrooms, which have housed pupils since 2007 when the original building was closed on safety grounds after cracks appeared.
The school will be financed by the regional government but the paperwork, formalities and construction will be carried out by Denia town hall under the Generalitat’s Edificant scheme.
The two-storey school will cost €2.579 million and should be finished within 12 months once the contract has been finalised.
The school, a complex of three buildings linked by covered walkways, will be built on a 6,008-square metre plot that was acquired by the La Jara council, with its principal access on Cale de la Morxama.