The mayor, Diego José Mateos, explained that "the unanimous agreement of the Plenary of last October is fulfilled.
In this way, the Primary, Secondary and Basic Vocational Training centers will receive aid, through the subsidy procedure, 350 euros per occupied classroom so they can buy these devices ". The Mayor of Lorca, Diego José Mateos, and the Councilor for Education, Antonia Pérez, have announced, this morning, the process initiated by the Consistory to grant the associations of mothers and fathers (AMPAs) a subsidy for the installation of systems of air purification in the schools of our municipality. The mayor of Lorca recalled that "as approved unanimously in the ordinary plenary session last October, the City Council is already working so that our boys and girls can have this HEPA filter system in schools, at despite not being a municipal competition ". Diego José Mateos has detailed that "the City Council will mobilize an item of up to 300,000 euros to grant all Primary, Secondary and Basic Vocational Training centers an aid, through the subsidy procedure, of 350 euros per occupied unit classroom so that they can acquire these devices "and explained that" the different centers have already been informed.
" Mateos Molina has explained that the subsidy procedure has been chosen to streamline the procedures, since if it had been done through public tender it would have lasted between four and five months, taking into account the processing that would have to have been done in accordance with regulations European. The Mayor has indicated that "educational centers will have until December 31 to be able to acquire these devices, the purchase of which will have to justify before February 15, 2021, also those who have already started the purchase procedure on their own" and has reiterated "the commitment that from the first moment we showed from this City Council with this matter, for the tranquility and health of the students, teaching teams and managers and of the parents themselves". In addition, Diego José Mateos, has insisted that "our intention is that no AMPA is left without being able to receive this subsidy, so we are studying all the alternatives to be able to send them to them in the event that it was necessary through the Federation of Mothers and Fathers Association (FAMPA) or other appropriate procedure ". HEPA filters are the air renewal systems that, for example, airplanes carry, they are responsible for absorbing stale air, purifying it, and expelling it again already clean.
These filters are complementary to the rest of the sanitary measures established by the sanitary authorities such as correct ventilation, hand hygiene, use of a mask, etc.
Source: Ayuntamiento de Lorca