“Still inside the nightmare, never received answers.” Closure of the school complex La Sorgente, the anger of the class representatives rises. The project to unify the elementary schools in the city in a single complex at the Murata site and the assignment of the La Sorgente school to the San Marino music institute, which has not been based for over 10 years, still does not convince the parents of the children destined for the transfer.
The representatives of all the classes of the school had taken steps to put pen to paper their disappointment, throwing fuel on the fire, with a letter which, dated 18 November 2021, was addressed to the new director of the school Arianna Scarpellini and for information to the Secretary of State to Education, Andrea Belluzzi, as well as to the director of the Department of Education, Laura Gobbi. «In the letter – the senders specify – we asked for a meeting with the management, to find out about the progress of the closure project and the times for its execution. But no one has yet felt compelled to respond to our requests ».
And they press: “It is time to have news about all our legitimate questions, given that we are at the end of the first quarter of the current school year.” In detail, they wanted to be made aware of the ways and timing of the transfer, which could involve a class every year or all in unison next September. Net of the uncertainties, they now complain that any option chosen will in any case affect “the didactic continuity of the pupils, due to the consequences on the fate of part of the teaching staff”. Equally pressing questions about the adaptation of the Murata structure, which spaces, “to accommodate the exiles, – they say – should sacrifice all the municipalities and laboratories, converting them into classrooms”.
In this regard, they express doubts about maintaining adequate distances between the banks and the necessary escape routes. Finally, they say they regret the closure of laboratories and common spaces “which – they argue – will sacrifice part of modern teaching and limit activities that are important for the intellectual growth” of their children. Finally, doubts about the refectory and the gymnasium, “not to mention the criticisms to be faced as regards traffic conditions during the students’ entrances and exits”.
Growing up they say they are equally certain that the first bell next September “will see many children massed together, forming a first class at the maximum numerical limit of the law”.
And they conclude by revealing their bitterness, because the measures adopted, they reiterate, “seem to aim straight at a further depopulation of the Castle, instead of working for its promotion”.