Published On: Fri, Apr 11th, 2014

The Business Sector officially requests the State Government to modify the summer vacation period.

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On Wedneday April 9th a document was submitted to governor Rolando Zapata Bello by the Local Businessman Council (Consejo Coordinador Empresarial), requesting the extension of the summer holiday period, in order to increase business productivity during this vacation time.

The proposal consists in a modification of the summer vacation period and the school calendar, so there will be a 2 months (July and August) holiday for all elementary and high school education institutions in Southeast Mexico.

The document was delivered by José Manuel López Campos, Chairman of the Board of the Local Businessmen Council (CCE).

López Campos explained that some of the advantages of the proposal are that teachers will have more time to train themselves and this will also benefit service providers in the coastal areas, who get 50% of their annual revenue during this summer holiday period.

Consejo Coordinador Empresarial
Consejo Coordinador Empresarial. (Photo by http://sipse.com)

 

The issue of extending the summer vacation was officially presented on Thursday to the State Congress where Congressman Mauricio Vila Dosal invited his colleagues to support this demand.

Extending the holiday is a public demand, that involves the business, education and government sectors.

In his speech, Deputy Vila Dosal stated that he has held working meetings with hoteliers and restaurateurs of Progreso to attend their concerns about the expansion of the summer holidays and signatures were collected in support of this request.

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“It has been demonstrated that the class period can be modified, without affecting the quality of education or causing harm to our students or to the academic community. Instead, the balance has always been favorable,” he said.

Executive Response

In response, the Governor has offered to analyze the request, making it clear that if the change is made, it would be for the 2014-2015 school period, and this will need to be managed in coordination with the Federal Secretariat of Public Education.

“We welcome the opening of the State Executive and are ready to join in the necessary efforts to achieve this objective. I invite you, fellow Congress Members to join this proposal”, Vila Dosal concluded.

 

Source: http://sipse.com

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