The Community of Madrid does not contemplate “the possibility of extending the school calendar throughout the month of July, but if the situation were extended and deemed necessary, you could contemplate“As explained in a statement.
As for the consideration or not of the days of confinement as a school period, the Ministry of Education has recalled that, through a Royal Decree, the Government of the nation established that days with remote activities count within 175 school days of the school calendar, so “we do not contemplate, at this time, the possibility of extending the school calendar throughout the month of July, but if the situation were extended and deemed necessary, it could be considered.”
The Minister of Education and Youth, Enrique Ossorio, referred to the return to face-to-face classes and stated that “We hope that it will return as soon as possible and we do not consider that it will not resume until September” Regarding the EBAU tests, the regional head of Education has reported that the Community of Madrid, together with the Madrid universities, are going to set the test dates this week.
THE SCHOOLING PROCESS POSTPONED TO MAY
The Community of Madrid has decided to delay the period of schooling of the students to the month of May, due to the situation and evolution of the coronavirus (COVID-19) in our country and after the central government has declared a state of alarm. Initially, this process It was scheduled to be formalized between April 15 and 29.
The Ministry of Education and Youth indicates that, although the actions prior to the respective admission processes (updating of the adscriptions of centers, recording and review of the offer of vacant places, preparation and distribution of applications for admission, etc.) are have carried out as planned, the extension of the state of alarm and, therefore, the temporary closure of educational centers, make it necessary to modify the initial forecast of the deadline for submitting applications for admission.