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Las Chapas Institute in Marbella Demands High School Curriculum: A Bold Move that Could Revolutionize Education!

February 21, 2024
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Parents Demand for the Introduction of Baccalaureate at IES Dunas de Las Chapas

Parents of students at the IES Dunas de Las Chapas institute in Marbella are once again demanding that the Andalusian Board introduce the Baccalaureate at this educational center. Their request has been denied for the 2024-25 academic year. They argue that there are empty classrooms, so space is not the issue, and this would prevent long commutes.

Public Education Conflict in Marbella

A new conflict in public education in Marbella has arisen due to the deficiencies that exist in many centers and the lack of solutions from the regional administration. On Wednesday morning, protest banners were hung at the IES Dunas de Las Chapas to once again highlight a long-standing issue.

Parents’ Long-Standing Demand

Parents have been demanding for years that the Board introduce the Baccalaureate to avoid long commutes to their current reference center, Victoria Kent. The admission period for the new academic year (2024-25) opens on March 1, and they have already been informed that they will not have access to the studies that follow ESO.

Protest Banners Highlight the Issue

In response to this situation, they have decided to protest with banners and once again highlight the problem, which they believe has a simple solution. “Empty classrooms and full buses” is one of the protest slogans they have written, which perfectly describes the problem.

Available Classrooms at IES Dunas de Las Chapas

“We have free classrooms, because the institute used to have up to five lines and now has three,” sources from the AMPA told Marbella24horas. They recall that there are currently around 115 students in the 4th year of ESO and that, although not all of them decide to take the Baccalaureate, there would be enough space.

New Cilniana Institute Not a Solution

The new Cilniana institute, which is also being built in Las Chapas and is expected to be ready for the next academic year, is not the solution. “The students from Xarblanca and Trapiche will go there, there may be some free places, but they are not enough,” these sources added.

Long Commutes for Students

There are students living in Cabopino who have to travel to the IES Victoria Kent, in the Las Albarizas area, which involves a long commute. “17 kilometers to go to study. No!!!” is another of the slogans written on the banners.

Parents Resume Campaign for Baccalaureate

Therefore, parents have resumed the campaign to demand the Baccalaureate from the Board, a claim they consider fair and for which there is enough space in the educational center. It should be noted that at the beginning of the academic year, the new La Azucarera institute was inaugurated in San Pedro Alcántara, which was already small because it also does not have a Baccalaureate.

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