Costa Blanca’s Gran Alacant School Protest

Parents are frustrated over delay of new primary school

Parents of children that go to the Colegio Vicenta Ruso in Gran Alacant staged a demonstration last weekend to show their frustration over delays to the start of the building of a new primary school. The Colegio has over 900 students on its roll, and there has been a campaign for some years for Gran Alacant to have a dedicated primary school which would reduce the current overcrowding at Vicenta Ruso. That campaign seemed to have succeeded when 18 months ago Valencian authorities authorised the contract for the drafting of the new school project. But nothing has happened since then, and the latest protest organised by the parent-teacher association at Vicenta Ruso took place symbolically at the new primary school site. Demands were made for the Valencian government to hand over responsibility for the new development to the Santa Pola council, which includes Gran Alacant within its municipality. Leading Santa Pola politicians also attended the rally including the mayor, Loreto Serrano, and more protests are said to be in the pipeline.


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