In the absence of a teacher, a class at Bedariux could be closed, with elected officials and students’ parents protesting.

This was probably to be expected one day or another: the shortage of teachers observed throughout France would one day affect the Herald department. In any case, this is what is seen in Bedariex, north of Beziers, at Langevin-Wallon Elementary School. A CP class may close next September In this organization, though located in a priority area of ​​the city (QPV).

That’s why many elected officials from Bedariux and the parents of 100 students from the Grand Arab community protested by blocking the main road in front of the 12-class school at 8:30 am on Friday. Allowing access to it, then occupying the playground.

“The academy inspector told us that he had an unlimited budget for recruitment, but he could not find a teacher. Tell France Blue Herald Ann and Sania. There is a lot of dust on the school bench. There may be a reason for not being attracted to this profession anymore.

Students’ parents and elected officials protest against possible class closure in Bédarieux Radio France
Stefan Poacher

“The argument made earlier is unimaginable. We can’t hear it. It’s an administrative issue for which we pay our children.” – A student’s guardian

Academic director denied the information National Education Service in Herald. The day before the rally, Christophe Mauni assured France Blue that the decision had not yet been made. And if that happened then the reason would be completely different:

“We do not close a class for teacher problems. There was already one. This argument is absurd. At Bédarieux, we analyze the evolution of the workforce. For this we contact the elected officials. We don’t do it behind them. We are as cautious here as anywhere else to adjust. I have not made any decision to talk to you. The convocation of the method authorities must be respected. First the Departmental Special Technical Committee (CTSD) on 26 June, then the CDEN (Departmental Council for National Education) on 5 July. In this school, the number of students has decreased in contrast to what the parents say is related to the forecast. If it is decided to close one class, the others will drop from 21 to 22 and stay below the departmental average.

“I will not make any decision without consulting the trade union.” – Christoph Mauni

This school is located in a priority area and therefore needs special assistance About one of the two children educated in this institution is from this district, 20% of them will have difficulty in school. According to our data, the average in each class, especially in the CP class, will be much lower than the figures raised by National Education, the number of students required for the success of children in some classes is less: 14 to 15 students, especially in the CP class.

Without waiting for the next two meetings, June 26 and July 5, Elected officials, not really convinced Stay active “In 2020, President Macron said no school or class could be closed without the mayor’s opinion and agreement. We also had to consult for a school map. We have not been asked yet,” he said. The mayor of Bedariux, Francis Barce, has apologized.

“There’s no way to recruit them? That’s ridiculous national education.” – Francis Barse

Occupancy of a school in Bedariax by parents and elected officials
Occupancy of a school in Bedariax by parents and elected officials Radio France
Stefan Poacher

In Herald, however, the situation is tense throughout France. “We cannot accept this kind of response from national education“This school year, A class was without a teacher for seven weeks Due to the absence of the teacher. No replacement found.

“It’s as if we’re saying there’s no application for the post of municipal director general.” – Alain Goini

One in four families in this school is in a difficult situation

Students' parents and elected officials protest against possible class closure in Bédarieux
Students’ parents and elected officials protest against possible class closure in Bédarieux Radio France
Stefan Poacher

A dozen mayors near Bedariux made the trip this Friday, not just to oppose the shutdown, Public service defense In general, their fears will be affected. “When National Education sets up a steamroller, it’s best to keep one or two pebbles in it to slow it down or even stop it.” Pierre Matthew is president of the community of the Commons Grand Arab.

“National Education is not able to cover vacancies. It necessarily reduces the number of classes by relocating one to Bedariux and opening it elsewhere through the position of a teacher there.” – Pierre Matthew

It was mentioned in a recent report released by the Senate The “interesting crisis” of the teaching profession In France and the European Union. Wages in France are lower than in many European countries, the report said. Teachers’ salaries are also lower than the OECD average.

To address this shortfall, the Rector’s recently organized Dating work for teacher recruitment For the next school year. Unions and teachers then condemned the method and its consequences.

“We are in a state of near-emergency in national education.” The announcement was made in early June in France by Sophie Venetita, general secretary of Snes-FSU, the main union of secondary school teachers. The alarm went off as soon as the school year was over.

Solidarity in Bédarieux against possible closure of a class
Solidarity in Bédarieux against possible closure of a class
Grand Arab’s Carin Duclox Communications Division
Consolidation of elected officials in Bedriax against possible closure of a class
Consolidation of elected officials in Bedriax against possible closure of a class
Carine Ducloux – Communications department for the community of the Commune Grand Arab
Consolidation of elected officials in Bedriax against possible closure of a class
Consolidation of elected officials in Bedriax against possible closure of a class
Carine Ducloux – Communications department for the community of the Commune Grand Arab

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