VSis a home schedule, posted next to the refrigerator. It lists the canteen days for the next three weeks. In pink for his daughter, namely Tuesday and Friday, as for all kindergarten students in Bordeaux, in orange for his son, enrolled in elementary school, Monday and Thursday. All this in accordance…
VSis a home schedule, posted next to the refrigerator. It lists the canteen days for the next three weeks. In pink for his daughter, namely Tuesday and Friday, as for all kindergarten students in Bordeaux, in orange for his son, enrolled in elementary school, Monday and Thursday. All this in accordance with the rotation activated by the City until the February holidays. This solution was chosen to maintain the lunch reception, the catering service can no longer be provided daily for all, due to a lack of staff linked to the pandemic, approximately 20% of agents being positive or contact cases . The mornings when the children of Rozenn de la Morinière, in turn, will have to bring a cold meal are indicated in blue.
For these picnics in the refectory, this resident of the Bastide district will juggle between “sandwiches, salads, small tomatoes, vegetable sticks and compotes” to try to compose balanced menus. “For the little ones, the picnic is complicated”, underlines Sarah Malinowsky, also representative of the parents of pupils at the Nuyens school group. “My daughter is three years old. I’m afraid she nibbles. “Same concern for Astrid Leclerc, another elected official of this establishment:” My five-and-a-half-year-old boy has a small appetite. »
These three mothers understood the system put in place all the less because this school group was, according to the latest news, “not affected by the shortage of staff”.
On Thursday January 20, from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m., they were invited by the Town Hall, like all the delegates from the 113 Bordeaux schools, to a videoconference with Sylvie Schmitt, the assistant in charge of education, childhood and youth. The debates were well attended. There were up to 89 simultaneous connections, to which must be added all possible questions in writing. Sarah Malinowsky challenged the municipality in particular on one point: “What to do for families in precarious situations who could not necessarily provide a picnic? There is going to be nutritional inequality. Many parents said they were willing to come and lend a hand at lunchtime, a proposal, they were told, which would be inapplicable, legally speaking. “But we can sign a discharge, while attesting to a clean criminal record,” objects Rozenn de la Morinière. Another option they defend is the use of temporary workers during this critical period. “We can find mums and dads who need a job,” she adds. “A dialogue has opened, that’s the positive side,” notes Sarah Malinowsky.
In light of these exchanges, adjustments will be made to the system, which the City will be able to announce at the beginning of next week. At the heart of his reflection is the situation of families in difficulty, siblings and the youngest, issues raised on Thursday. This new organization will take effect from Monday 31 January.