The Municipal Absenteeism Commission Mijas school has held its last meeting of the course this Friday, where a positive balance has been made by registering a fee in the Mijas classrooms that does not exceed 1% percent among the 12,000 students enrolled in Primary and ESO in the schools of the municipality with 133 open files, according to the mayor, Josele González.

“Mijas closes the school year with 0.9% absenteeism in their classrooms, a low figure that once again places us as one of the municipalities with the least school absenteeism, but more than enough for all the actors involved in this matter to continue working to bring it to 0 percent”, said the councilor from Mijas.

González has emphasized that from the Mijas City Council “we actively collaborate in a networking involving Education, Social Servicesbut also heads of studies, center directors and the Local Police with the figure of the guardian agent”.

Thus, the absenteeism data in Mijas again stay below 1 percenta number that translates into “133 open files during the 2021/2022 academic year”, pointed out Hipólito Zapico, Councilor for Social Services.

In this sense, he has detailed that “of them 73 have been resolved and 25 are in the Juvenile Prosecutor’s Office “, so from the Consistory they have been launched “various awareness campaigns on the risks posed to minors by the continuous and unjustified lack of attendance at class. The last one, ‘My future begins in class’, which we disseminated in educational centers and the media as soon as the school year began”, added the mayor.

The Councilor for Education, Mariló Olmedo, has carried out a balance “quite positive of the school year because absenteeism in Mijas is very low. Usually These are cases that are usually solved. either from the educational center itself or through these commissions, where all the parties involved make a pooling of the problems that arise “.

It should be remembered that the figure of the guardian agentembodied in the person of Ángel Blanc, plays a fundamental role in the control and prevention of absenteeism in Mijas classrooms. The work has been awarded twice (in 2019 and 2021) in the National Awards for Good Practices developed in the Tutor Agent Framework Program.

Blanc has explained that “when the child begins to miss open the absenteeism protocol by the center, Social Services notifiedthey quote the family and you see what the problem is”.

“Generally, when families don’t respond and the absenteeism becomes chroniccollaboration is requested from the tutor agent program”, added the person in charge of the program, who acknowledges that “when the police make home visits there is a slightly more active response by families. If it is not finally resolved, we bring it to the local absenteeism commission and the cases that are already chronic go to the provincial commission”.

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