Coronavirus | The government met with private schools: they could freeze the fees


The Education Minister, Nicolás Trotta, held a meeting on Wednesday afternoon with representatives of private schools to discuss alternatives regarding the payment of the fee in April.

Authorities from the Coordinator of Private Education Associations (Coordiep), the Higher Council for Catholic Education (Consudec) and the Confederation of Private Education Institutions (Caiep) participated in the videoconference meeting.

Many families asked schools not to pay the full April fee of their children before the suspension of classes forced by the “social, preventive and compulsory isolation” extended for now until Sunday, April 12.

But for his part, the cameras that group the owners of private schools replied that the teachers continued to work and they needed the April fees to pay the salaries.

The problem is not simple to solve. Some private schools also receive state subsidies for this purpose and their percentage varies according to each case.

As you could know TN.com.ar, it was agreed that the schools commit to work, together with the reality of each family, in measures such as freezing of tariffs, suspension of billing for accessory or complementary services interrupted. This package of ideas, according to what they told this medium, will be presented specifically this week by the chambers that group private educational institutions.

“With the representatives of the private schools, we agreed to present some recommendations in the coming days, addressing the difficult situation that family economies are going through and the need to comply with the payment of salaries to teaching and non-teaching staff,” Trotta reported after the videoconference.