Ubi maior minor cessat, a phrase that fits perfectly with the new school dimensioning plan. The Region asserted its authority over the Province in defining the scheme that rationalizes and reorders the number of autonomies starting from next year. A plan that has been law since yesterday. A law that asphalt the articulated counterarguments with which Piazza XV Marzo had tried to consolidate its work of reasoned composition after months of meetings and clashes in the area. But the Citadel train never stopped and the new map passed by authority. In the end, there are those who smile but there are also those who predict a future of legal and street battles. Happiness to Corigliano Rossano which, compared to the provincial proposal, has recovered two autonomies. Rende and Longobucco also take home one each. Bitterness, however, in Acri, Castrovillari, Paola and San Vincenzo La Costa where the passage through the centrifuge of the regional council produces the loss of one more presidency compared to the reform of the Province.
It will be a “restricted” Cosentino, with 29 fewer school directors. The cuts imposed by Rome risk turning into a tombstone for the future of Calabria and the province of Cosenza, in particular. Beyond the tensions in the area, the scissors represent nothing truly compatible with the essence of life lived here, in the South of the South of Italy. After all, this is a land that has very little left to offer its young people. Here you stop dreaming when you realize the existence of intolerable social inequalities with the rest of the country. Economic and social differences that turn into walls and become nourishment for the columns of young people on the run. This is how the school reform, inspired by spending review dynamics (and the European need to raise finances for the rearmament of Ukraine), inevitably brings the southern question back to the centre.
Return to sender
The Region has reinstated the presidency of the “Pitagora” scientific high school thanks to the school population of 1,354 students. And the all-inclusive institute “IC Longobucco” will also remain autonomous “due to the conditions of hardship and isolation due to the flood events of May 2023 and also considering that the school institution has 6 mountain service delivery points and the municipalities of Longobucco and Bocchigliero are respectively peripheral and ultraperipheral.” The management of the Spezzano Albanese comprehensive institute has also been confirmed and will therefore not become all-inclusive. The Iis Rossano “Ls-Lc-La” and the Iis Corigliano “Lc-Ls” recover their respective autonomy, having been merged into a school of 1,962 students. And the Iis Rossano “Iti-Ipa-Ita” and the Iis Rossano “Itas-Itc” also become independent again, which together would have led to the establishment of scholastic autonomy for 1,767 students.
New mergers The Iis Spezzano Albanese “Ls-Ipa” will be merged with San Marco Argentano “Itcg-Lc”. The ITC San Sosti, a branch of the all-inclusive institute “Ic San Sosti” will be part of the new autonomy that arises from the merger between the Iis Roggiano “Ls-Iti-Itc Altomonte” with the second degree pes of the all-inclusive institute of Malvito. The Iis-Ite “V” becomes the only hub. Cosentino-Ipaa “F. Todaro” of Rende and the Iis Cosenza “Mancini-Tommasi”. In Paola, however, the Region has “merged” all the secondary school institutions present in the municipal area: the Iis Itcg-Ipsia-Ipsc “Pizzini Pisani” (merging), with the Ipseoa and the scientific high school “G. Galilei” (merged). Identical operation in Acri where the Iis “Ipsia-Iti” (merging) will be joined by the Iis Lc-Ls “V. Julia” and the Itcgt- Liceo ES-“GB Falcone” (merged). Finally, the PES of the Ic San Fili of the municipality of San Vincenzo La Costa, the Ic Montalto-Lattarico-Rota Greca San Benedetto Ullano and the PES of the Municipality of San Fili will be merged into the IC Rende Centro.