the Children to think of putting an end to the politicians ' plans to close down their school. Vilhelmina is a municipality in southern Lapland, has been living beyond its means for many years, and now comes the hangover.
With a projected shortfall of about 30 million for the last financial year, the local authority must save it. It would, inter alia, to lay down the byskolorna in Malgovik, and Nästansjö. And € 60 million, with a jättesumma for a community of 6 to 700 people.
the Municipalities of borrowing are often money, however, is to borrow the money to meet wages and salaries and other current payments are ”extremely rare,” writes Today's Society.
the Kids from Malgovik to protest against the Vilhelmina municipality, which wants to close down their school. From left, John Nordlöf and health care, Olle Olsson Wright, Isac Eriksson, Molly Lysell He, Mr Smith, Elias, VestbergFoto: MARY SCHMIDT were on strike from the school.
the children and their parents are upset about the planned closure. So the sixth-graders in Malgovik were on strike from school and went out on Thursday to the town of Vilhelmina, in order to challenge it.
They were sitting on the sidewalk with their signs, with lyrics such as ”We skolstrejkar for our future,” and ”don't Let the municipal crisis is becoming a children's crisis,” and received the encouraging shouts of the people passing by.
" It is important that the village school will get to live. We stopped at the spring, but we want to let our younger siblings and other children should be allowed to go in there. It's a great school, wonderful staff, small class sizes, and a large sports hall, " says Molly Lysell Schmidt, 12.
" the Teachers have really helped us to organize the protest. They find that it is very good, " she said.< Sjätteklassaren Molly Lysell He is from Malgovik, are demonstrating to save their school.Photo by: < / b> MARIA SCHMIDT for Teachers to help
She says that the teachers think that the children's campaign is a learning experience SO thus the latter. A lesson in democracy, and in the way in which society operates. Six of the eight sjätteklassare, was the second of the two was out of town, but it supported the protest.
Mary Schmidt, Molly's mother, believes that schools should be left to the development of the villages and the children's well-being. She said that the children who live furthest away are going to get the eight-mile route, round trip to and from school.
the Municipal training board is proposing a savings target of three years, which means that it will shrink operations and allow schools to continue to exist. However, the municipal government is ignoring what the board said. We have been asked to be able to start a free school where there will be closure, " she said.
On Monday, march 2, to the city council to make a decision about the school.
Two of the village schools
School of Malgovik, 50 students, in Nästansjö is 20. There are two other village schools in the municipality, which is one of the largest by land area.
the Mayor, Annika Andersson (C), the strong woman. The centre party and the social democrats are putting forward a joint budget proposal, then the previous ruling coalition collapsed. Now it's her who has to carry the heavy skolplanerna and close down the schools, which she feels many of the parents and the children.
" a Lot of municipalities have the same concerns as we do. Our population is decreasing, but we are expected to deliver the same level of welfare, " she says as a single.
" We had big financial problems as early as 2014. We should have responded then and to cut back on costs. However, in 2016, came flyktingvågen, and we had to migrationspengar. I am proud to say that we have received, and to take care of so many people.
”the Rapid revenue disappeared,”
" the disappearance of the fast income by 2018. The Swedish migration board and had a great drive here, but to put it down. We ought to have taken a hold of it and made already in the past, " she says.
from Vilhelmina to have been heavy losses in two years ' time. The economy collapsed in 2018, after two ultra-successful years, when the financial position was mainly due to large government subsidies for the reception of the new arrivals. Deficit in 2019 will be in accordance with the forecast of 30 million, and the figure is not final yet, according to the Swedish association of local authorities and regions (SALAR).
There is a drastic fall of 2016, when the Vilhelmina has a surplus of over 40 million. ”Toppenår to Vilhelmina”, read one headline at the time – and the then-mayor said, that ”successful parents”, that is, funding from the government, all contributed to the good result.
”the Major responsibility for the refugees,”
" we have a crisis is because of the shrinking population, declining tax revenue, an equalisation system that is not available to me. And that decision has not been made on the basis of the weakness of the political majority, " says Magnus Johansson (S), the vice-president of the kommunalstyrelsen.
" We took on a huge responsibility for the refugees, the wave is not a bug. However, there is a long way Migrationsbeslutet said their business had gone on for three weeks. It took a long time for us to wind up using the services and for all, " he said.
According to Amy Wallenskog, chief economist at SKL, is reminiscent of the situation in Vilhelmina is similar to a number of other municipalities in the country. She points out that tax revenues are falling because of the recession and the low growth or decline in population.
a large number of municipalities, the ”doped”
She said that state financing was the replacement for the care of unaccompanied refugee children was cut by 2017. And, when the allocation for services was reduced, in 2019; in the past many of which it was difficult to enter the labour market, mostly the new arrivals, few of the state-funded jobs in the community.
" the Budget of many local governments were doped with government money. When the money ran out, they had built up the costs, " she says Wallenskog.
in Vilhelmina has a great the challenges, many municipalities are in a difficult situation. A lot of people had financial problems in the past, but then it got government funding in the period 2016-2017, a golden age, they are two of the best years in terms of history. Since then, there has been getting worse and worse and worse, " she said.
the Municipal crisis
Around 110 of the country's 290 municipalities are expected to be in deficit by 2019, according to the forecast. The final outcome is not clear yet. Vilhelmina is located in the 15th location of the förlustlistan.
1. These 116 million.
3. Sweden 67
4. Nyköping, sweden 61.
5. Ljusdal, 57.
6. Kramfors, sweden 53.
7. Add the 50.
8. Sundsvall is 50.
in the 9th. The crowd of 41.
10. Welling is 39.
11. (In Swedish) 35
12. Research the 33
13. Ystad, 31.
14. The first 30
15. Vilhelmina to 30.
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, the local government has the right to claim compensation from the state for some of the costs for asylum-seekers and persons who have applied for or been granted a residence permit.
, the Swedish migration board of the state compensation to the municipalities and the regions have been greatly reduced in recent years.
, 2019 paid by the Swedish migration board out of the more than 15.2 billion kroner in 2018, the amount of the near-by 25.5 billion, and by 2017, more than a 42,3 billion dollars.
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