• July 21, 2016
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The renovation of Lelewel’s school has started

Joachim Lelewel’s school, which is placed by Minties Street, is being renovated. The changes include walls and the interior of the building, informed the local government.

On Thursday, vice-maire of education Valdas Benkunskas and matron on metropolitan administration Alma Vaitkunskienė visited the place of renovation.

“Preparing for the accreditation of Lelewel’s school into a long junior high school with engineering profile, the renovation of the building has been started. The next school year the school will start in one building instead of two.”-said Benkunskas. The local government cares about the work being provided in good quality and on time.

“The beginning of the school year is coming soon, that is why the schedule of work is very tight. However, what we see today is a great proof that the building will be ready on time”, assures the vice-maire. 2,3 mln euro was allocated to renovate the school.

It has already been more than a year that a conflict between the community of Lelewel’s school and the local government lasts. The government approved the idea of turning the school into a long junior high school, provided that the school will be moved to the building of former Antoni Wiwulski’s school. The community argues that the building placed by Minties Street is not big enough for the students. On the other hand, the local government claims that the building is adapted to face all the students. The school of Lelewel’s has 502 students now. The building of Wiwulski school can take in 456 students.

Translated by Weronika Cysdorf within the framework of a traineeship programme of the European Foundation of Human Rights, www.efhr.eu.

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