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Riga City Council liquidates and reorganises several schools and kindergartens

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Riga City Council decided to close and reorganize several capital’s schools and kindergartens at an emergency meeting on Tuesday, December 18.

Riga City Council’s decision foresees closing Riga kindergarten No 43 by June 30, merging it with Riga Preschool No 36. Riga kindergarten No.36 will operate in both premises – 22 Katrīnas dambis and 13 Lugažu Street – and serve as a preschool education programme in both Latvian and Russian.

Riga kindergarten No 35 will be closed by June 30, merging it with Riga Elementary School No 94, which will organise activities at two buildings – 10 Pērnavas Street and 97b K.Barona Street.

As of June 1, the reorganization of Natalija Draudzina Gymnasium and Riga Secondary School No 99 will be started, joining both schools and creating a new general secondary education establishment – Riga Natalija Draudzina Secondary School. While starting from June 1, 2013, Riga Centre Primary School will be liquidated, transferring its educational programme to Riga Natalija Draudzina Secondary School.

Riga City Council Education, Culture and Sport Department explains the reason for school merger is the insufficient number of schoolchildren at Riga Secondary School No 99, and the fast decrease in the number of Natalija Draudzina Gymnasium schoolchildren – it has dropped by 52.11% from the school year 2006/2007. Other reasons include renovation of 24a Bruņinieku Street and its attendance securement.

Riga Estonian Secondary School is also scheduled for reorganization by August 1, establishing it as Riga Estonian Primary School and transferring its secondary education functions to the Nordic Gymnasium. The Department links these changes to the fact Riga Estonian Secondary School building at 26 Atgāzenes Street does not meet the requirements for valuable secondary education programme implementation, it has a small number of students throughout forms 10-12, for instance, there are no forms 10 and 11 this year, while there are 16 students in form 12. As a result of reorganization, it is planned to «promote quality general secondary education for schoolchildren wishing to learn Estonian in form 10-12.

Riga Plavnieki Primary School will be merged with Riga Secondary School No 90 by August 1, transferring Riga Secondary School No 90 functions to Riga City Plavnieki Gymnasium. This intention is explained with considerable drop in the number of schoolchildren in all Plavinieku general secondary education establishments, including Riga Secondary School No 93, Riga City Plavnieki Gymnasium and Riga Secondary School No 90, where the number of students has reduced by 39.64% starting from the school year 2006/2007. The reorganization provides vacating the preschool facility at 20 Ulbrokas Street, ensuring the possibility of opening kindergarten for 200 children.

Riga M. Lomonosov Russian Secondary School will be closed by August 1 as well, adding it to Riga Secondary School No 40, ensuring its activities at two premises –15/17 Tērbatas Street and 10 Akas Street. The reorganization will take place due to insufficient number of schoolchildren at Riga M. Lomonosov Russian Secondary School –  the number of them comprises 326 schoolchildren this school year. It is set to liquidate Riga Secondary School No 40 second shift for 326 schoolchildren in form 1-4.

Riga M. Lomonosov Russian Secondary School schoolchildren parents do not approve of the closure. Their representative Irina Čaša has previously indicated to the agency LETA both schools differ in terms of educational programmes, social and financial environment, besides the schoolchildren have already suffered from L. Tolstoy Russian Secondary School merger with M. Lomonosov Russian Secondary School, as many schoolchildren had to change schools and will be forced to do it again.

By August 1, the Evening (shift) Secondary School No 1 will be closed, passing its educational programme implementation to Riga Evening (shift) Secondary School No 14. It is indicated that «analyzing the state test results for several years the school’s results were relatively low; therefore, it is important to promote the possibility to acquire quality elementary education and general secondary education in these schools». The building of Evening (shift) Secondary School No 1 at 65 Slokas Street is not optimal for an educational establishment; so it is not useful to continue maintaining it. On the other hand it is necessary to fill up Riga Evening (shift) Secondary School No 14 building at 4 Margrietas Street, indicates the Department.

As reported, approximately 5 000 children are waiting for a place in Riga Municipality’s kindergartens. Riga City Council hopes to reduce these line-ups in three years time, increasing cooperation with private pre-school education institutions – the Education Cultural and Sports Department intends to procure the pre-school education service from private schools, paying for each children registered in Riga a subsidy of 125 lats per month. This means children waiting for a place at Municipality’s kindergartens could attend private preschool establishment under the same conditions as in the Municipality’s kindergartens.


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