EDUCATION chiefs are pressing for funding to improve schools and sports centres in Fuengirola.
The maintenance of the educational centres and sports centres have been among priorities for the local authority in its first 100 days in office.
Councillor for Education in Fuengirola, Carmen Díaz, says that various actions have been carried out to improve the quality of educational centres, in addition to initiating projects that aim to continue developing the educational facilities of the city.
Councillor Diaz said that improvements to CEIP Picasso and the IES Ramón y Cajal gymnasium were among the main projects. IES Ramón y Cajal gym has been closed for more than 18 months.
Council leaders are hoping to meet Andalucia´s Education Minister to find a solution to the problems.
Councillor Diaz said: “We continue to address the Junta de Andalucía.
“We are waiting for an appointment with the Minister of Education to talk mainly about two issues that concern us especially and that are the works of the CEIP Picasso and the works of the gymnasium of the IES Ramón y Cajal.”
The education department is also improving sports courts at every school and making them available for community use outside school hours.
Councillor Diaz said: “Last May, an agreement was signed with the Delegation of Education through which the council promised to cover a sports court within each of the public schools of the city so that, outside of school hours, the tracks would pass to council and that the different sports clubs use these facilities to train both in the afternoon and on weekends.”
The track at CEIP Andalucía was covered during the summer and two new school tracks will be covered next summer.
Finally, Carmen Díaz has referred to the actions carried out by the operational services last summer to improve educational centres for the new term that began a few weeks ago.
Councillor Diaz said: “Within the schools, the main work is done in summer. Operational services have worked on more than 60 schools. There have been changes of tiles, electrical system or light, and the construction of a stage in the CEIP Syalis, as well as a rest and shade space with benches in the CEIP Los Boliches.”