The Ministry of Education and Sports has begun Expansion works of the Isdabe del Mar de Cancelada public school, to the east of the municipality of Estepona, which represent an investment of 1.5 million euros, including the project and the work, as announced this Monday by the counselor of the branch, Javier Imbroda, in the act of laying the first stone.

The regional manager has stressed that with the construction of the new building, will create 150 school positions destined to the second cycle of Early Childhood Education, which will allow the removal of six prefabricated classrooms, and the current facilities will be improved.

With this action, explained the counselor, the Isdabe del Mar school will achieve a type of center C2, with two lines of Infantile and another two of Primary and space for a total of 450 students and added that according to the forecasts of the Ministry the works could be finished in a little less than a year since the execution period is 10 months, if everything is developing normally.

The expansion and modernization works of the Isdabe del Mar school will involve the construction of a new building for two children’s lines and the reform and redistribution of its facilities. Thus, the Children’s building It will be located on a plot annexed to the current one of 3,601 square meters and will house six classrooms of this educational stage with their corresponding toilets and outdoor classrooms, as well as a common space for minors between 3 and 6 years of age. The new construction will also have four small group classrooms for Primary, a multipurpose room for the association of mothers and fathers of students and for the students, toilets for teachers, facilities rooms and a warehouse. In total, the new built area will reach 953 square meters.

For its part, redistribution and renovation work will be carried out in the current building. The dining room and the secretariat will be expanded, an adapted toilet will be provided, the connection with the gym will be improved and a covered porch will be created. The action will also include intervention in the exterior urbanization, with the creation of a new garden area and the general improvement of the connections between the different buildings, new and existing.

The expansion of this school is part of the plan of educational infrastructures of the Ministry of Education and Sports, which is executed through the Andalusian Public Agency for Education and has European co-financing through REACT-EU funds within the Andalusian ERDF Operational Program 2014-2020, as part of the European Union’s response to the pandemic of COVID-19.

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