In Coulogne, anger is mounting among some parents of primary and nursery school students in the town. With the health protocol in place, the city faces a lack of places in the city’s only canteen.
In Coulogne, in Nord-Pas-de-Calais, the start of the school year is synonymous with complications for many parents in the centre’s primary and nursery school: some children simply cannot eat in the canteen.
The city has only one school restaurant, located at the Jean Monnet college. However, because of the health protocol, only 55 students can go there to eat out of the 70 registered students.
This situation annoys the parents of students, like Bérengère who denounces a certain injustice. “The problem should not arise”, explains the mother at the initiative of the protest movement.
“It is a service that is provided in a municipality of more than 5000 inhabitants. If this service cannot be guaranteed 100%, we simply close it, but we do not make a choice of children, nor criteria. because we work or not “judge Bérengère Sambon.
The mayor claims to have tried everything
This anger is shared by a large part of the parents of the students. With this lack of space, they are forced to reorganize themselves on a daily basis to allow their child to eat lunch.
“Instead of finishing at noon, I come home at 11 am to pick up my daughter from school. I have the possibility, but I know that there are parents who have fixed hours, they cannot. to arrange, “says Matthieu, a parent of a student at the microphone of BFM Grand Littoral.
For her part, the mayor of Coulogne is in despair over the situation and claims to have tried everything to find a solution to the problem. “I am not happy but we are still working on this issue”, assures Isabelle Muys. In the meantime, not all children will be able to have a place in the canteen.
Jérémy Mahieux and Alicia Foricher