Nerja parents and council demand school learning assistant

NERJA parents are outraged as they claim the Junta de Andalucia regional government is turning a deaf ear to their plea to hire a new learning assistant for the town’s Narixa school.
“The 5,500 signatures sent to the provincial department of the Education Ministry requesting a learning assistant for the Narixa school have been useless as the Junta de Andalucia replied that another local school, Nueva Nerja, to which the students would be referred, had sufficient support means,” said Education and Culture councillor, Gema Garcia.
However, neither the councillor nor the parents agree with the response from the region.
One of the mothers, Sonia Peñalver, explained that there were currently 15 children in need of learning support, and the current learning assistant at the Nueva Nerja school was overflowed with work.
She claimed that the situation was bound to get worse once new children from Narixa enrolled for the new course scheduled to begin in September.
“We have been requesting a new professional for the Nueva Nerja School for years, and once the referred children arrive the situation will only get worse,” said Ms Garcia. She continued: “We will not stop reclaiming the rights of children who deserve a quality education, especially when they are students who require a special kind of treatment.”

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