Twelve municipalities of Seine-Saint-Denis attack the State to denounce the lack of teachers in the department

Twelve towns in Seine-Saint-Denis on Tuesday, April 2, put the State on notice to apply the “emergency plan” for education in the department, against a backdrop of mobilization of teachers and parents of students for over a month

Twelve municipalities of Seine-Saint-Denis attack the State to denounce the lack of teachers in the department

Twelve towns in Seine-Saint-Denis on Tuesday, April 2, put the State on notice to apply the “emergency plan” for education in the department, against a backdrop of mobilization of teachers and parents of students for over a month.

In this context, "several mayors of Seine-Saint-Denis have put the French state on notice to guarantee equality in the public education service as quickly as possible", declared the councilors of twelve municipalities in a press release. left (Romainville, Montreuil, La Courneuve, Bobigny, Bagnolet, Pantin…).

Relying on a 1985 decision of the Council of State concerning "respect for the dignity of the human person", the cities each issued a decree ordering the State to pay them 500 euros per day until that it provides “means commensurate with educational needs”.

358 million euros

Each of the decrees details for the municipality concerned the number of additional positions for teachers or support workers for students with disabilities (AESH) requested from the State, based on figures from the FSU-CGT inter-union association. SOUTH-CNT.

“The dignity of the human person is not respected (…) when two parliamentary reports, a few years apart, report the territorial discrimination suffered by Seine-Saint-Denis in terms of general allocations and allocated resources to education", say the mayors.

Demonstrations, strikes and “deserted school” operations have been increasing over the past month. The slogan is twofold: abandoning the “knowledge shock” policy and obtaining an “emergency plan” of 358 million euros for the department. The unions are demanding the creation of 5,000 teaching positions and just over 3,000 school life jobs. They also denounce the dilapidation of certain buildings.

The prefecture has the choice between paying the fine of 500 euros per day to each of the twelve cities and contesting the orders before the administrative court. Contacted by Agence France-Presse, it declared that it was studying its response.