The city Administration of Venice has approved a resolution that confirms keeping the school open with only 11 students.
8 August 2019
VENICE. The XXV Aprile kindergarten on Giudecca has been saved. Today the city Administration of Venice has approved a resolution that confirms keeping the school open. “While there are only 11 students – commented the chairman of Education Policy Paolo Romor – the importance of the school’s presence as a point of reference for the families of the island was taken into account, all the more so in the specific and unique case of Venice. We wanted to make this decision as a step towards concrete support for the residents”.
“Furthermore – added the chairman – the Regulations for city kindergartens allow class sizes up to 25 children, and therefore, in the case of the Comparetti school in Cannaregio and the Gori at Zelarino, the administration had the option of merging children into larger sized classes.
“However, in order to maintain educational continuity and avoid negative repercussions in the children’s instruction, it has been decided to leave the number of classes unchanged, though with a smaller number of registered children. In this way, by keeping the smaller classes, we can guarantee a higher quality of educational activities. It is also important to point out that, looking at the total of all 18 city kindergartens, the number of registered children has been growing in the past few years (1158 for 2019/20 compared to 1135 in 2018/19)”.
Source: La Nuova Venezia