In the Kurgan region, the police came to the parents of students of a rural school in Ketovo, who signed an appeal to Vladimir Putin asking him to resolve the issue with the new school building. About it informs 7×7.
As the newspaper notes, back in 2016, the Ministry of Education and the government of the Kurgan region signed an agreement on the allocation of 682 million from the federal budget and 50 million rubles from the regional for the construction of a school. The developer Everest LLC agreed to these conditions, which in 2020 built a modern school for 1.1 thousand places in the village of Ketovo. However, at the time of delivery of the building, the company estimated the work done at 998 million, the final amount of construction increased due to the rise in prices for building materials and an increase in VAT. Local authorities did not agree with this price and, after disputes with the developer, refused to buy out the school.
According to the parents of the students, now the children study in the old building “with narrow corridors from endless redevelopment, small stuffy classrooms.” Having learned about the disruption of the opening of the new school, they decided to write to President Putin with a request to understand the situation.
In two days, local residents collected over 1,000 signatures and on September 1 they hung balloons on the gates of the newly built school building, which the authorities have not yet opened. According to the parents, after that the police went to their homes, looked for signature lists and threatened with fines for holding the rally.
“They were looking for signatures and warned that people could be fined 50 thousand rubles for the idea with balloons, as for a rally. Many were very scared, but still on September 1 they came and tied balloons under the police cameras, as they wanted. When the members of the parent committee, impressed by what was happening, decided not to send the signatures they had, I sent them along with a letter to the presidential administration on my own behalf, ”Yuri Leonov, the former director of the Ket village school, told the publication.
The school’s new leadership declined to comment on the situation, saying they “know nothing.” The Department of Education of the Kurgan region could not promptly answer questions about the future of the educational institution in Ketovo.
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