The councilor of Izquierda Unida-Verdes, Gloria Martín, has denounced the situation of several students of training cycles of the IES San Juan Bosco, residents in La Hoya, who do not have a transportation line to travel to their educational center.
Martín said that this is a problem that also affects students of FP and Baccalaureate of other councils, since the Ministry of Education considers that they do not have the right to use the vehicles that transfer students from Compulsory Secondary Education.
Therefore, he demanded that the regional government authorize the hiring of sufficient vehicles "for all students to fit", without marginalizing those who decide to continue their studies after passing the ESO.
In this regard, Martín recalled the electoral promise of the regional president, Fernando López Miras (PP) of "expanding the squares of the school bus routes that currently serve the students of Compulsory Secondary Education to extend them to high school students, putting new bus services in those exceptional cases that do not have the established routes "(2/03/19, PP Convention 'Towards a great connected Region').
The councilwoman of IU-Verdes lamented how quickly López Miras has forgotten her commitment to "favor the family economy" and "complete the circle of transportation aids to all students in the education system: Primary, ESO, Baccalaureate and University."
And it is that the regional president said that his Government would fulfill "the social function of transport with comfortable, simple and free measures to access education."
However, today, the regional government of PP and Cs, with the support of VOX, continues to prevent young people residing in rural areas or away from the town center from continuing their studies normally.
In the case of La Hoya students, fathers and mothers do not even require that the bus be free, since they would defray part of the cost of the ticket with the help of the subsidy offered by the City Council to young residents in districts who are enrolled in Public education centers in the urban area.
However, Martín explained that these municipal transport aids are of little use, if there are no regular bus lines that allow the movement of all students from their place of residence to their study center.
In that sense, Martín proposed as an alternative that the municipal government of the PSOE work to comply with point 45 of the section "Solutions for the city model" of its electoral program, which promised to "improve the connection between the center of the city and the councils. "
And it is that only Campillo, Tercia, Marchena, Rio and Cazalla, have bus lines managed by LIMUSA that connect these districts with the town center.
Source: IU-verdes Lorca