Why did parents mobilize for the school of Saint-Rémy-sur-Durolle (Puy-de-Dôme) on 1 July?

In the morning of Friday, July 1, parents of students, union representatives and elected officials of the area gathered in front of the primary school of Saint-Rémy-sur-Durolle. Objective: to defend the 20-hour Teaching Assistant (AED) allocated to the school and more generally the system resulting from the Priority Education Network (REP) that could be threatened in rural areas.

Files pending at the MDPH

“Our AED passes at 10 am, adds Amélie Gonzalez, president of the association of parents of pupils of Saint-Rémy-sur-Durolle. However, her role is essential: she accompanies half the groups. It participates in administrative tasks… It is an indispensable link in the functioning of the school. Today, the school mistreats certain children who are struggling, such as autistic disorders. †

In November, we reported that files were not processed in time or were refused by the Departmental House for Persons with Disabilities. This creates great difficulties between the students, even suffering.

Fewer hours for AEDs

If Audrey, Saint-Rémy’s AED, goes at 10 a.m. at the beginning of the next school year, another AED must be topped up until 10 a.m. “The academic technical committee has decided to reduce the resources in AED for the Montagne Thiersoise while maintaining the number of fixed-term contracts. In this way we reduce the hourly load per person while preserving the workforce. But in the same time, Celles and La Monnerie will see the hours of AED halved”, the staff representatives, Nicolas Duquerroy for FO and David Aliguen for the CGT, are concerned. Before exposing this uncertainty:

Audrey is on her third CDD. With only 10 hours of work a week, is it worth continuing?

As for the elected officials, it is the disappearance of the REP system for the Montagne Thiersoise that particularly concerns them: “Nothing has been done for the time being, but we must remain vigilant on this point”, notes Tony Bernard, the president of Thiers Dore and Montagne.

André Chassaigne and his deputy support the movement. The Commissioner therefore sent a letter the same Friday to Karim Benmiloud, Rector of the Clermont-Ferrand Academy: “Although the support and follow-up needs of students are increasing, this decision is very poorly received by the entire educational community, the parents of the students and the elected officials of the territory who are mobilizing to provide at least the maintenance of existing resources. Indeed, this withdrawal of hours of AED in primary education would only accentuate the school difficulties and the deterioration of educational conditions in these schools…”

Demonstration Saturday in Pont-de-Celles

This Saturday, July 2, at 10:30 am in Pont-de-Celles, a call will be launched to demonstrate, in particular to defend the hours of AED in the schools of Saint-Rémy, La Monnerie, Chabreloche and Celles. A departmental technical committee for National Education will also be held on Wednesday morning. The staff representatives present in Saint-Rémy intend to raise the voice of the parents and teachers of the Montagne Thiersoise on this subject.

Genevieve Thivati

Adrien Durand, a high school student in Thiers (Puy-de-Dôme), can count on his new meter as his first job

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