Recognizing the impact of the Covid pandemic on the private school network in Jalisco, Governor Enrique Alfaro this week handed over an initial 12 million pesos in support funding, a sum that will rise by another 55 million in the coming months.
“I understand that [private school staff] have made an enormous sacrifice,” the governor said. In the first stage, schools with fees of less than 2,000 pesos a month will be eligible for a subsidy of 150,000 pesos to help with their expenses.
Alfaro said he will continue to meet with his health cabinet to discuss a timeline and protocols for restarting in-person classes in the state. “We are going to do everything in our power to make this happen as soon as possible, but we have to do it very carefully,” he said.
Jalisco Education Secretary Juan Carlos Flores Miramontes said that while it was anticipated that as many as one-quarter of students enrolled in private schools might switch to public schools, in the end the rate of “migration” has only been around four percent.