We know a little more about the future 1st degree school map which will come into force at the start of the 2024 school year in Ille-et-Vilaine. This Thursday, February 8, the academic director presented the project to the various national education unions who negotiated several adjustments. A final instance must still be held before final validation.
“The massacre is confirmed,” deplores Mickaël Bezard of the FO 35 union. “Given the current numbers and forecasts for next year, it was decided to close 84 classes and open around fifty. Some decisions are final, others are always conditional, but this is a level of closure not seen in recent years.”
“Some schools will work in quite complex conditions,” confirms Emmanuelle Maray, departmental secretary of the FSU-SNUipp 35 union. “It must nevertheless be emphasized that the academic director has agreed to reverse definitive closures which had previously been considered. He has heard certain arguments, the dialogue exists. Unfortunately, he makes do with the resources provided by National Education which are insufficient.”
What is planned in Rennes
Due to its demographic dynamism, the city of Rennes is doing rather well with openings planned in the following schools: Châteaugiron, Landry elementary, monolingual and bilingual Breton Simone Veil, Villeneuve elementary, Pascal Lafaye kindergarten, Paul Langevin, Champion elementary Cicé, Colombier kindergarten, Ille kindergarten, Ille Chinese bilingual, Jules Isaac, Breton bilingual Liberté, Moulin du Comte elementary and Pascal Lafaye kindergarten.
On the other hand, the priority districts are the losers of this new version with closures envisaged in the Guyenne, Jean Moulin (x2), Clémenceau and Pascal Lafaye schools.
Which sectors are most affected in the rest of the department?
South of Rennes, the Bruz sector is also not spared with closures planned for a class at the Vert Buisson school and a class at the Jacques Prévert school. The surrounding municipalities are also affected by permanent closures with a class at the Rondines primary school in Bourg-des-Comptes, at the Charcot school in Guichen and at the Léonard de Vinci school in Laillé.
Certain rural areas which regularly lose inhabitants should also undergo several class closures. This is the case of several municipalities in the Saint-Malo region such as La Boussac, Le Vivier-sur-Mer, Plerguer and Roz-sur-Couesnon. The Fougères and Vitré sectors are also particularly targeted. A departmental council of national education will be held on Thursday February 15, in Rennes, to ratify this new school map.