The Capital Town Hall has proceeded to modify the maintenance contract for schools in Santa Cruz de Tenerife to meet the needs of two municipal agencies and eight schools in the capital whose repair was necessary to meet this year.
Thus, the contract for the maintenance and upkeep service of public schools, buildings and town hall facilities has a value of 8,179,120.02 euros, where the amounts for the annual expenditure of 2022 in the Extraordinary Maintenance of Dependencies section is 409,915.77 euros, while for Schools the budget is 734,873.65 euros. The eight schools of Santa Cruz of Tenerife and the two municipal dependencies that need intervention exceed these amounts, so it has been decided to maintain these figures for the rest of unforeseen events and add those 1.2 million euros, which is the total cost of the interventions in the ten properties.
The arrangements are going to be implemented at the headquarters of the Virgen del Carmen Neighborhood Association, in Valleseco, and the rehabilitation of the inner courtyard of the Museum of Fine Arts, each for around 77,000 euros. The total investment in these two spaces is 154,745.55 euros.
Rehabilitation in schools in Santa Cruz de Tenerife
Regarding the schools of Santa Cruz de Tenerife, the works will be carried out in Isabel La Católica, El Draguillo, Gaviño del Bosque, Julián Rojas, Los Menceyes, Los Verodes, San Andrés and Bethencourt and Mill. The total sum of these interventions is 952,806.45 euros. The planned works range from exterior rehabilitation to the placement of skylights or placement of stairs.
The mayor, José Manuel Bermúdez, values ”the administrative agility to adapt the budget of this corporation in order to meet the needs of reform and rehabilitation of the public schools of the municipality”, while affirming that “it is a little known from the accounts of the City Council, but it should be noted that all the CEIPs of Santa Cruz are recipients of works, maintenance and reforms at the expense of the municipal budget, which on this occasion is also increased.
For Juan José Martínez, councilor in charge of Municipal Heritage, “the financial capacity of the City Council allows it to assume what is a priority for this government team, such as investment in education” and argues that “what this budget increase aimed at to schools is to be able to count on the best possible educational infrastructures”. “We must bear in mind -adds Martínez- that the City Council allocates different economic items for schools in terms of maintenance and reform, in addition, of course, to personnel such as janitors, with a staff of more than 32 throughout the municipality, which which represents more than 10 million that this local Corporation annually carries out in educational matters”.
For Claudia Reverón “it is a joy that all the demands that the different public educational centers of the municipality send me in meetings with them are met.”