The extension of the IES Jaime de Sant Àngel de Redován will get underway in the next few days, once the act of reconsideration for the start of the works has been signed. The signing was attended by the mayoress of Redován, Nely Ruiz, the councillors José Nájar and Ramón López, technicians from the Town Hall, representatives of the construction company Orthem and the technical management of the work. The councillor for Education, Rebeca Martínez, explained that the work is expected to take twelve months to complete and once finished it will allow us to respond to the educational needs of Redován”. Among the agreements adopted in the meetings prior to the start of the works, the Calle Doctor Marañón will be closed to traffic for the duration of the works. The town planning councillor, José Nájar, has indicated that this decision has been taken “as a safety measure and with the aim of disrupting as little as possible the daily work of the school, which will of course continue as usual while the works are being carried out”. The building project, which is included in the Edificant Plan, involves the creation of four classrooms for Bachillerato and two for Secondary, space for teachers, another smaller classroom and a space for computer classes. The IES will have a new building with a ground floor and two storeys, with a floor area of 1,369 square metres. The company awarded the contract will carry out the work for 1.6 million euros plus VAT.
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The old premises of the municipal gymnasium in Redován will reopen in the coming months, once the planned refurbishment work has been completed, to become a training centre. This was announced by the mayoress of Redován, Nely Ruiz, who recalled that, “although we had initially planned to reopen it as a gymnasium, we believe that at the moment the needs of our municipality are different and that is why we are going to create a space for approved classrooms that can host employment workshops and allow training in various trades for the unemployed in our municipality”. Ruiz considered that, at present, Redován has “a range of gyms that we consider to be good, as well as municipal sports facilities that also meet our needs and an indoor pavilion in the pipeline, while we do not have spaces for training, which means that people who want to take certain courses have to leave the town to do them”.
In this regard, the mayoress assured that “we have already contacted Convega, a consortium with which we already carry out actions of this type, and their technicians have seen the facilities and evaluated their suitability for them to be approved as training classrooms”. Nely Ruiz made this announcement in an appearance in which she was accompanied by the Councillor for Education, Marisol Ibáñez, and the Councillor for Employment, Maite Martínez, given that, initially, once the space has been fitted out, the facilities will be used to accommodate the students of the Sagrados Corazones School who will have to leave the centre during the refurbishment work that will begin in the coming months. The mayoress of Redován has assured that this option has been chosen “in order to speed up the works of the Plan Edificant, because if we have to request prefabricated classrooms the works would take longer. The councillor for Education, Marisol Ibáñez, recalled that the basic and execution project for the Sagrados Corazones School passed through the plenary last week and is currently in the public exhibition period, after which the tender will be launched. “We hope to be able to start work as soon as possible on a project that will improve the accessibility and health of the school,” said the councillor, who pointed out that “a new staircase and lift will be added to the grey pavilion to guarantee accessibility for all pupils and the bathrooms will be completely refurbished, with a total of six units to be built in the space left by the old staircase”. This will make up the bulk of the work, which includes the replacement of blinds and carpentry in both the grey and red pavilions. “In the red pavilion, the exterior access pergola will also be refurbished, different areas of the façade will be repaired and the shutters will be changed, among other things,” Ibáñez commented. This work on 1,110 square metres of surface area “will adapt the centre to the needs of the Redovan educational community”.
For her part, the councillor for Employment, Maite Martínez, has defended the need that, once the work on the school and also on the secondary school has been completed, the start of which is imminent in the latter case, “Redován will have a space in which to train people who leave secondary school and do not want to go to a training course or university, or simply people who due to circumstances did not receive training before and who now, at an older age, want to learn a profession and can do so without leaving our town”. For this reason, he emphasised that “we are going to work hand in hand with Convega so that Redován can become one of the many places for courses offered by the consortium, as up until now we have hosted some, but far fewer than we would like”. Martínez pointed out that the procedure for the approval and accreditation of collaborating centres is carried out on the basis of an order from the Regional Ministry of Economy, Industry, Tourism and Employment which regulates the procedure for the accreditation of facilities, as long as the minimum requirements of space, facilities and equipment established for all the training modules of the certificates of professionalism are met. To conclude, the mayoress said that she hopes to have the project for the adaptation of the facilities ready as soon as possible “and to recover a public space that had been closed for several years to use it for the benefit of the citizens of Redovan”.
- The amount of the two bids totals 139,238 euros and will be used to adapt these buildings to current needs and regulations.
The councillor for Urban Planning and Contracting of Redován, José Nájar, has reported the start of the tender process for the extension and renovation of the CEIP Sagrados Corazones school in the municipality and the adaptation of the Jaime de Sant Àngel secondary school, as part of the Edificant Plan. Both actions “will solve the problems that these centres have had for a long time, such as the lack of space in the case of the secondary school, and the adaptation of the surroundings to the conditions and regulations of accessibility, in the case of the school”, said the councillor.
With these tenders “a very important step is taken in the implementation of the Edificant Plan in the municipality,” said the councillor for Urban Planning, “which will allow the Town Hall to start the tender for the works during the second quarter of this year. Redován Town Council has a budget of 3.7 million euros for the development of the Plan Edificant in the municipality.
In this way, the Consistory begins the tender for the construction management and coordination of safety, health and other services for the expansion and adaptation of the I.E.S Jaime de Sant Angel de Redován, which “will be based on a memory made by the City Council, and which will include the creation of a classroom of 1,369 square meters for six classes for students of ESO and Bachillerato,” said Nájar. In addition, a smaller classroom and a computer room will also be planned. The total amount of this tender is 59,612 euros, and the deadline for submitting bids is 20 March.
With regard to the Sagrados Corazones school, the tender announced corresponds to the drafting of the project, the project management, and the coordination of safety, health and other services for its extension and adaptation. The actions to be carried out will focus on two very old pavilions in which, as the councillor reported, “an improvement in accessibility will be carried out, with the installation of an external lift and a structure with double staircase and corridors, as well as the adaptation of the toilets for students with reduced mobility”.
Other improvements will include the replacement of blinds and carpentry, the elimination of leaks in the exterior pergola and the repair of areas of the façade, as well as the installation of accessible playground equipment in the courtyard. The works will be completed with the air conditioning of the red pavilion building, “to avoid the high temperatures that occur inside the classrooms during the summer months,” said the councillor. The tender for these works is 79,625 euros, and the deadline for submitting bids is 16 March.
- The measures include the suspension of extra-curricular activities, the closure of parks and gardens at night and the reinforcement of disinfection
The Mayor of Redován, Nely Ruiz, has announced this morning the reinforcement of the health measures against Covid-19, in view of the increase in the number of positive cases in the municipality. In this way, and from Saturday 19 September, “we will proceed to carry out several urgent and extraordinary measures such as the closure of municipal parks and green areas, which will not be accessible from 21:00 until the morning of the next day,” explained the first mayor.
Likewise, the cleaning and disinfection of streets and public spaces of great affluence will be intensified, both in the municipality of Redován and in its neighbourhoods, in order to continue the work of preventing contagion of Covid-19. Similarly, and in consensus with the educational centres, Ruiz explained that “it has been decided to temporarily suspend extra-curricular activities, reducing the time of contact between schoolchildren and thus reducing the possibility of contagion”.
In this sense the Mayoress has informed, through the Department of Public Health of Orihuela, of the confinement of a second class of Infant Education in the CEIP Sagrados Corazones of the municipality in the 4 year old classroom, which joins the one confirmed yesterday in the same centre, of five years, after the detection of a positive case among the students. Both classes are under the protocols and measures of action necessary to contain the situation.
The first councillor asked for “patience” from the population and that “security measures be taken to prevent them from having to be even tougher in the face of a new increase in cases”. Ruiz stressed the need to comply with health measures, such as the obligatory use of masks at all times, maintaining a safe distance and correct hand hygiene.
- The purchase of thermometers, masks and fans or the reinforcement of personnel and the disinfection of surfaces are the main measures
The Councilor for Health and Education of the Redován City Council, Marisol Ibáñez, has informed today of the measures to reinforce health security against the coronavirus adopted by the Consistory for the return to school on September 7 in the educational centers of the municipality. Ibáñez has stated that “our main objective is to complement as much as we can the protocols that have been prepared both from the centers and from the Ministry”, since “the safety of our children and young people to avoid infections is the most important thing”.
Thus, through a grant, the City Council will assign a second janitor to support tasks at CEIP Sagrados Corazones throughout the year. In addition, the cleaning service has been reinforced, incorporating four workers in the morning shift to carry out daily surface disinfection tasks. “There have also been two disinfections against the virus in the building’s facilities,” explained the mayor, “and another that will be carried out today, Friday, before the children enter the center.” Another measure that has been carried out, as reported by Ibáñez, has been the acquisition of 15 fans “to facilitate the aeration and ventilation of the classrooms”, in addition to the installation of covers and toilet seats in all toilets of the center with the aim of eliminating the possibilities of contagion among children when Similarly, and with regard to the Pasitos nursery school, the City Council will assume the extra expense that the scenario caused by Covid-19 has meant for the center, “as required by current regulations after the health situation that we are living “, explained the mayor,” always with the aim of guaranteeing that the facilities are in optimal hygienic, sanitary and disinfection conditions. ” The council has also carried out the acquisition of both masks for workers and infrared thermometers to control the temperature of the little ones, as well as waste bins with a lid and material for cleaning and disinfecting surfaces. Likewise, the acquisition of individual school material has been carried out, “to prevent it from being shared among minors and thus reduce the chances of contagion.”making use of them.
The mayor of Redován, Nely Ruiz, has stated that “a return to school with all the guarantees is our total priority, to which we are going to contribute as City Council in whatever way we can, always complying with the regulations stipulated by both the Ministry of Health as by Conselleria ”. The first mayor has reported the meeting at the initiative of the City Council and the Department of Education that, prior to the start of the course, took place this morning between the Covid-19 coordinators of all the centers and those responsible for the medical center “to treat the communication and action protocols to be developed in the event that there may be a suspicious case ”, adding that“ they are also working together with the Redován Local Police, which will be the one who will coordinate the entrances to the centers in a staggered manner ” .
- The event, which celebrates its tenth edition this year, has had the participation of 79 children from the center, who attend 3rd grade
Last Friday afternoon, at the Ricardo Ruiz Poveda cultural center in Redován, the awards ceremony for the tenth edition of the drawing contest “Las abarcas desiertas” was held, organized by the Miguel Hernández Chair of the UMH university, the councilors of Culture and Education of the Redován City Council, the Miguel Hernández Cultural Foundation and the Sagrados Corazones school in the municipality.
In this way, the four elementary school students who won the prize, consisting of a batch of school products, have been José Miguel Gómez Sigüenza (class A); Alejandro Rives Guirao (class B); Diana Cortegano Pérez (class C), and Verónica Peral Bascuñana (class D).
The winning works were selected last December by the jury composed of José Luis Ferris, director of the Miguel Hernández Chair; Marisol Ibáñez, Councilor for Education; Clara Ezcurra, Councilor for Culture; Aitor Larrabide, director of the Miguel Hernández Cultural Foundation, and Mª Amparo Puertas, director of the center.
Both councilors conveyed their congratulations to the finalist students, “and especially to the four winners of this contest,” said Ezcurra, Councilor for Culture, “which brings the figure of the poet Miguel Hernández to our schoolchildren.” For his part, Marisol Ibáñez, mayor of Education, highlighted the high quality of the 79 works presented, “which have shown great talent this year and have made the choice of finalist drawings very difficult.”