School dropout, 7 million to combat it. Money to 41 schools in Umbria

The funds allocated to Umbria by Ministerial Decree 170 of 24 June, which finances, in the framework of the PNR “Extraordinary interventions aimed at reducing territorial differences in the first and second cycle of secondary school and combating early school leaving”. In our region, which according to the latest Save the Children report has 9.5% dropout compared to 13.5% nationally, the schools that will receive funding are 41 in total, with a prevalence of high school (26 ), followed by integral institutes (7), where territorial fissures and the phenomenon of dispersal are most pronounced. Instead, there are 8 inclusive institutes that will have funding.


With 7 million and 275 thousand euros, Umbria is fourteenth in the ranking of funding ahead of the Aosta Valley, Trentino, Friuli, Molise and Basilicata. Resources were divided by regions according to the criteria and relative weights, calculated from the latest available data from the State, such as: a) Early exit rate of 65% of the education and training system in the age group 18 to 24 years; b) 20% of students from secondary and high schools in the reference region; c) attendance rate of the foreign population of 5%; d) rate of population without a baccalaureate degree in the age group between 25 and 64 years by 5%; e) Household rate of five or more members for 5%. Within the region, resources were distributed according to the rate of learning fragility, “implicit dispersion” (percentage of students who achieved a very low result in both subjects, Italian and mathematics), calculated by Invalsi for 70%, and 30% of the number of students enrolled in the school.


The 41 schools in Umbria benefited, 17 will have more than 200 thousand euros and 19 more than 100 thousand, belong to 21 municipalities divided as follows: Assisi (4 institutes)), Castiglione del Lago (1), Città di Castello ( 2), Deruta (1), Foligno (4), Gualdo Tadino (1), Gubbio (2), Marsciano (1), Perugia (7), Spello (1), Spoleto (2), Todi (1), Umbertide (1), Valfabbrica (1), Amelia (1), Attigliano (1), Fabro (1), Montecastrilli (1), Narni (1), Orvieto (3) and Terni (4). In Perugino the school with the most funds is the Orphanage Institute of Foligno (264 thousand euros) while in the area of ​​Terni the top is the Omnicomprensivo La Porta with 272 thousand euros.


“The funding framed in the National Recovery and Resilience Plan which is now in full operational phase – explains the senator of the Lega Valeria Alessandrini, member of the” VII School Commission “notice of the signing of the decree – will give the Institutes the opportunity to develop intervention projects based on the respective priority needs, in relation to the social context of the territory, for the improvement of school inclusion “. Specifically, as explained by the Undersecretary of Education Rossano Sasso, “it will be possible, for example, to schedule staff increases, give life to guidance and awareness activities, develop support projects for children and their families, create synergies. with local institutions or voluntary associations and concretize them through a shared path of intervention.The two years of pandemic, he adds, have hit the school world hard and, in particular, the weakest sectors of the population. “In the direction of providing real support to children and families, I hope that schools can make the most of the resources allocated. As Lega, we will continue to work so that no one is left behind.”

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