After the Ministry of Public Education (SEP) announced changes to the 2022-2023 school calendar, with a rescheduling of the intensive workshops on the new programs and curricula for the continuing education of teachers at the end of the cycle, the Mexican Association of Private Schools of Yucatán (AMEPAC) informed that they will adjust the calendar proposed by the state education authorities and ruled out that these dates will be affected.
The Association, which brings together a little more than 200 schools with an enrollment of close to 20 thousand students throughout the State, indicated that by law they must adjust to the changes indicated by the educational authorities in Yucatan and announced that teachers have already been notified of this aspect.
The current school year for Yucatecans remained at 185 days, but the intensive continuing education workshops for teachers (with and without the presence of students), scheduled for June and July, were eliminated and a new statewide continuing education workshop for teachers will be implemented on July 18 and 19.
In this sense, the president of AMEPAC, Elías Dájer Fadel commented that although these changes took private schools by surprise, they will not affect their educational process, since the schools are anticipating concluding the course a few days earlier due to the adjustments that may occur throughout the year.
“Since the summer, when we prepare our program of activities, we anticipate closing the school year a few days or weeks earlier, as we know that there may be changes such as those recently announced by the SEP, so we will have no problem in this regard,” he noted.
He regretted that the SEP has not yet clearly communicated what the changes to the curricular map and the new curriculum will consist of, so he considered that this adjustment to the calendar will have to do with the New Mexican School (NEM) system.