The President of the Balearic Government, Marga Prohens, and the Minister of Education and Universities, Antoni Vera, announced this Wednesday the extension of the free educational stage from 0 to 3 years in the Balearic Islands. She did so after meeting with the representatives of the associations, entities and unions of the educational community. At the meeting, she informed them of the main novelties planned for the next school year, 2023-2024, which also include the suspension of the current evaluation and qualification system due to the recovery of numerical grades.
In this way, as Prohens has transferred to the educational community and the media, the Government is already working and is in a position to announce the free status of the entire stage, expanding it from the third year of Early Childhood Education (2-3) to First (0 -1) and Second (1-2) in public selections, from the complementary network and all those who want to join, complying with the established conditions. “It is a commitment of our government program with which we are also going to comply”, stressed the president of the Government, who has informed that in the coming weeks the Minister of Education and Universities, Antoni Vera, will meet with municipalities of the islands , island councils and with the education sector from 0 to 3 years to specify the details of this measure.
Beyond this novelty, the president has transferred to the educational community, as announced in the last Government Council, the draft resolution of the minister for the suspension of the current evaluation and qualification system derived from the Organic Law of Improvement of the Organic Education Law (LOMLOE), for the recovery of numerical grades, with the aim of facilitating families to monitor the academic evolution of their children and remove bureaucratic tasks from teachers, as well as the work that is being done in relation to the improvement of some educational infrastructures for the next academic year, and with the beginning of the preparation of an air conditioning plan for the educational centers of the islands.
Prohens has positively valued this first meeting with the representatives of the public and subsidized education of the islands, pointing out the importance “of a fluid communication with the sector” and of her willingness “to inform and listen to the educational community in all those educational policies in which it advances” and of its commitment expressed in the investiture debate to maintain those labor agreements reached at the sectoral table.