Students from 1,542 schools in the city of Rio return to the school year this Monday (2) amidst controversy. City Hall suspended the R$54 food card made available to students during the covid-19 pandemic. From now on, students who are remotely will only be able to eat in the teaching units. Only students with comorbidities will receive the benefit.
to the newspaper Extra, the municipal secretary of Education, Renan Ferreirinha, informed that the City Hall has a food policy that will serve all students.
“We are very confident in our food policy. All children will be able to eat at school. The card was an emergency and temporary measure. With the mayor’s full support, we are returning with lunch at school,” said the secretary, even though all of them the units will be working in person in the month of August.
Of the 92 municipalities in the state, only 69 cities returned to face-to-face activities this Monday, according to the State Department of Education (SEEDUC). In these regions, classes will be hybrid. That is, parents and students will be able to choose whether or not they want to return to the classroom. Those who decide not to return will have subjects taught remotely.
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The municipalities that resume school activities in a hybrid way are: Angra dos Reis, Aperibé, Araruama, Areal, Armação de Búzios, Arraial do Cabo, Barra Mansa, Barra do Piraí, Bom Jardim, Cabo Frio, Cachoeiras de Macacu, Cambuci, Campos dos Goytacazes, Cantagalo, Cardoso Moreira, Carmo, Casimiro de Abreu, Comendador Levy Gasparian, Conceição de Macabu, Engineer Paulo de Frontin, Guapimirim, Itaboraí, Itaguaí, Itaocara, Itatiaia, Japeri, Macaé, Macuco, Mangaratiba, Maricá , Miguel Pereira, Miracema, Natividade, Niterói, Nova Friburgo, Paracambi, Paraíba do Sul, Paraty, Paty do Alferes, Petrópolis, Pinheiral, Piraí, Porciúncula, Porto Real, Quatis, Quissamã, Resende, Rio Bonito, Rio Claro, Rio das Oysters, Rio de Janeiro, Santa Maria Madalena, Santo Antônio de Padua, São Fidélis, São Gonçalo, São João de Meriti, São José do Vale do Rio Preto, São Sebastião do Alto, Sapucaia, Saquarema, Sumidouro, Tanguá, Três Rios, Valença, Varre-Sai, Vassouras and Volta Redonda.
According to SEEDUC, the units in the other 23 municipalities will remain exclusively with remote teaching and will operate only for administrative activities, such as the removal of teaching materials and the food kit, in addition to delivering documents and enrolling students.
Source: BoF Rio de Janeiro
Edition: Jaqueline Deister