Private laboratories stormed, lines of hundreds of meters outside pharmacies: the rush to the swab (rapid or molecular antigenic) is a reality that involves thousands of Romans and will have repercussions not only on the dinners at the end of the year, but also on the return to school scheduled in Lazio on 7 January. The alarm is also raised by Mario Rusconi, president of the national association of principals in Rome: “School managers and secretariats are overwhelmed by e-mails of cases of Covid infected”.
“Shooting in the classroom will be a problem”
Pupils, parents, teachers or Ata staff makes no difference, the virus is forcing the school communities of the capital to be isolated and Rusconi wonders if the return to the classroom, in these conditions, is possible within the timetable and in the schedule: “This that we are recording in the schools of Rome and Lazio – underlines Rusconi to the Adnkronos agency – but everything also makes us think for the rest of the Italian schools, is that the resumption of lessons in the classroom after the Christmas break is nothing short of worrying. recovery becomes a problem when there is no staff, I mean teachers or Ata staff “. “We fear that the fourth wave at the beginning, as well as the accredited health sources – continues the veteran of the principals – so that the recovery will not be the most peaceful. We can give students and their families certainty and serenity, in these conditions. we can do it”.
“School abandoned even in the pandemic”
The president of the PNA in Rome points the finger at politics: “We were assured that the tracking done by the army did not cause difficulties or interruptions – underlines Rusconi – but nothing concrete has happened. The ASL, overflowing with work, have continued to respond to our requests after 5/6 days, extending the students’ stay at home. In some cases, with contagions occurring in a row, there are children who returned to class after 3/4 weeks., human and personal “. For the former principal “the Italian school has been abandoned to its fate for too many years – the accusation – evidently because politics does not consider it important or a priority. In the pandemic case, once again the school represents the weak link of the system. Unfortunately on the outside it is not like that. The gatherings continue in the streets, in the shops, in the various activities to recreate, among the people. Public transport has not increased and even there the crowd is before our eyes. The school buildings have remained the same. themselves and the chicken coop classes have not disappeared. Conclusion – highlights Rusconi – great proclamations followed by very few facts “.
According to Rusconi, therefore, “it would be necessary to immediately create a serious screening to get to the resumption of teaching activities with a clear situation and above all without making decisions that are of health relevance fall on the school. A school manager is not a doctor, he must organize the school and its functioning, must enforce the laws and regulations. The president and the teachers cannot be asked to carry out actions / decisions that are of specific health relevance “