As part of the process of transferring competences from the State Administration to local authorities, and implemented, with regard to the field of education, the municipality of Lagos agreed to receive in 2019 the competences of the area.
In order to implement these new responsibilities, the city council approved, at its last meeting, an addendum to the cooperation protocols signed with school groups in the municipality (Agrupamento de Escolas Gil Eanes and Agrupamento de Escolas Júlio Dantas), through which it now contemplates a set plus financial support.
This support is intended for current operating costs of secondary education, for school social action (which includes the provision of school milk to pre-school and 1st-cycle students, the provision of school meals to students of 2 and 3rd cycles and secondary and school transport made in special circuits), as well as the equipping, maintenance and conservation of the school park at the level of secondary education.
In practice, there are more than 365 thousand euros that the municipality proposes to transfer to school groups this year, in order to guarantee the best operational and functioning conditions of the establishments and the various levels of education. A value that reinforces the 216 thousand euros that the municipality had already decided to allocate in the academic year 2019/2020.