Albox and Zurgena schools investment

SCHOOLS OUT: Gracia Fernandez (left) checks on progress. Photo credit: Almeria Junta/Twitter

THE Junta de Andalucia is investing more than 414,000 euros in schools in Albox and Zurgena for general repairs and classroom upgrades.

Gracia Fernández, the delegate for Almeria, was accompanied this month by the territorial delegate for Education, Francisca Lourdes, to inspect the work underway.

Both representatives were joined by the head of Planning Service, Gabriel Mori, and they attended the CEIP Velazquez and CEIP Virgen del Saliente schools in the town of Albox.

They also visited the municipality of Zurgena to see the development of the works at the CEIP Juan Andrés de Toledo.

Works to the schools are expected to include enhancements to sports facilities, structural repairs and protecting against water damage.

Urgent technical repairs will also be completed, including repairing broken concrete and rusty railings.

There will be classroom upgrades and general modernisation to equipment for pupils.

These repairs and upgrades form part of a 107 million euros package for schools in the eight Andalucian provinces. These are included in the 2016-2017 Investment Plan in Educational Infrastructures framework launched by the Ministry of Education. The plan is implemented through the Public Agency Andalusian Education.