Minister of Education and Secretary of the General Council of the United Russia party discussed joint cooperation, including overhaul of schools
Minister of Education of the Russian Federation Sergei Kravtsov and First Deputy of the Federation Council, Secretary of the General Council of the United Russia party, Andrei Turchak, discussed joint work on education issues, including a school overhaul program. The meeting took place at the executive committee of the All-Russian political party “United Russia”.
“The issue of overhaul of schools is a very acute one. His decisions have been awaited for a long time by teachers, schoolchildren and parents. The total amount of funding for the program is 500 billion rubles, ”said Minister of Education Sergei Kravtsov.
He also noted that no repairs should be made in schools, and modern equipment should be supplied.
“The governing councils of schools should take part in the renovation. It is also necessary to create an all-Russian headquarters for this project, which would include parents, schoolchildren, teachers, winners of the “Big Change” competition, members of the Russian movement of schoolchildren and other interested persons. The meeting of the created headquarters will be held in December, ”the head of the Russian Ministry of Education said.
First Deputy of the Federation Council, Secretary of the General Council of the United Russia party, Andrei Turchak, added that the budget for the next three years has allocated a total of 200 billion rubles for overhaul. For the first time in the history of the country, such large funds are allocated at once for these purposes.
The Russian Ministry of Education and the United Russia party will create a center for monitoring the implementation of the school overhaul program with the participation of experts and the parent community. Working groups that go through all stages of the project – from the renovation project, examinations to the acceptance of work.
“Our faction has provided funding for key programs and projects in the field of education and enlightenment. In pursuance of the President’s instructions, over 260 billion rubles will be allocated in the next three years for monthly payments in the amount of 5 thousand rubles for class leadership – about 900 thousand school teachers and teachers of vocational schools. More than 180 billion rubles are allocated to provide more than 7.3 million primary school students with hot meals. 10 billion rubles a year are allocated for the renewal of the school bus fleet, ”said Andrei Turchak.
The Minister of Education notes that together with the party, work will continue to support teachers, improve conditions and increase the prestige of the profession, including as part of the implementation of the national program “Unified program of projects of Russia”, federal projects of the national project “Education”. The meeting discussed the decision taken on the basis of the State Council to exclude the concept of “educational services” from the law on education, as it does not correspond to the activities of the teacher.
“The teacher has always been and will remain at the center of the education system as a mentor, educator. This is not “rendering services,” the most important mission, vocation, ”said Sergei Kravtsov.
On a general basis, the issues of the development of children and youth sports, children’s recreation, patriotic education, traditions and values were raised.
Thanks to United Russia, supported by the President of Russia, in 2021 during the summer holidays, organized recreation and health improvement covered more than 4 million children, which is 1,200 thousand more than traditionally.