Roommates by choice in Plovdiv: Schools share the cleaners…

“Big house with two families. We have to both move and come to an agreement.” This is how the director of the Plovdiv SU “St. Kliment Ohridski” Zdravko Dimitrov describes the start of the new school year. As of today, the school shares a building with students from “Dusho Hadzydekov” Primary School, whose roof burned down. Several other schools under the hills are also in such an extraordinary coexistence this fall.

In addition to the school that survived the fire, relocation was also necessary for the graduates of schools whose renovation was delayed under the “Growing Regions” OP. PG in household appliances is exported to Mekhanot. The students from the National Commercial High School are allocated to the Thracian SU “Sofroniy Vrachanski” and St. Sevens”.

The hopes are that the big resettlement will be short-lived – the roof of Dushoto will be ready by the end of September, and the other two schools will be completed by the New Year. Until then, however, a streamlined organization agreed upon by the directors is in place.

OU “St. Kliment Ohridski” accepts 8 classes from “Dusho Hadzydekov” Primary School. The sixth graders will study on the third floor, and the seventh graders on the fourth. We have also planned 3 additional rooms for zero hours, if there is a need, says Zdravko Dimitrov.

Pupils from “Dusho Hadzydekov” Primary School will study in three buildings and sub-block spaces,
until the repair of the burnt roof is completed

The host school will study only in the morning, the other students only in the afternoon. They will share the same classrooms. There is already some experience in such coexistence, because last year the school near the station had to accept students from the PG in tourism. Then the renovation of “Growing Regions” was delayed there, in Avtoto and in PGSAG “Arch. Kamen Petkov” and the students were distributed elsewhere.

There will be difficulties at the exit and entry of both shifts,

when large flows will form in a small hour, Dimitrov admits. The children from “St. Kliment Ohridski” Primary School, who are in study hall in the afternoon, will study on the first floor, so they will not interfere with the graduates of “Dusho Hadzydekov” Primary School.

The cleaning of the rooms will create certain domestic difficulties. After the first shift in the morning, it will be necessary to act quickly to have the same classrooms ready for the visiting school. The two directors agreed on a reinforcement of support staff – Dushoto send its own hygienists to clean up. However, they will take care of a total of 3 buildings – the main one, where the smallest stay, the second one at the former “Georgi Benkovski” primary school, the additional rooms at the “St. Kliment Ohridski” secondary school, as well as more sub-block premises that they use on ul. “Bogomil”. And the hours of the second shift at SU “St. Kliment Ohridski” will not end until 6:30 p.m., after which he will still have to wash.

The director of SU “Sofroniy Vrachanski” Penko Riskov is also experienced at the start of a school year in the 2 in 1 mode. Last year there were students from PGSAG “Arch.” there for two months. Kamen Petkov”, now the 8th, 9th and 10th grades from Targovska are going. They will use 20 rooms and two more in the second building. And there, the host reserves the right only to the first shift. This is how the learning process should go in parallel until Christmas. Last time it was actually less because it was switched to online training due to another wave of covid.

On the principle “clean accounts – good friends”

the directors have also agreed on costs. Electricity, heating and water bills will be paid in proportion to the use – both as a number of hours and as a share of the building. Guests must bring everything necessary for cleaning – wipers, buckets, rags and detergents.

We strongly urge that the base be protected. All the time, there will be video surveillance in the rooms used by the students from the other school, Riskov explains. He admits that even in the host school it happens that some Calpazanin kicks a wall and scrapes plaster or scratches property. Therefore, the cameras will ensure that there is no shifting of blame.

SU “St. “Sedmochiselnitsi” starts the school year at 9:30 a.m. and is ready to release the other school for a second opening at 11:30 a.m. There NTG will use 16 rooms and an additional one for administration and teachers, it will also have its own medical office with a separate entrance. The 11th and 12th grade classes will be held in the building.

It is possible to reduce the intervals slightly to allow time for cleaning between the first shift of the hosts and the second of the visiting students. And they arrive together with the support staff and hygiene products.

In the building of PGMT “Prof. Dr. Tsvetan Lazarov” the academic year for Mechanics and PG in household appliances begins. We have provided 25 rooms, but the other school

he will not use the computer rooms – he will bring his own devices,

explained director Aneta Chilingirova. There will be some difficulties with practice classes, because there are no suitable workshops in the Mechanoto. The hours will be reduced to 40 minutes – otherwise there will be no way to clean there either. In this rhythm, classes at the Mekhanoto will start as early as 7:30 a.m. and will end around 1 p.m. Half an hour later, the students of PGBT will enter the classrooms, whose seventh class will not end until 7:10 p.m. The two schools open in relay twice in the morning and at noon.

For “Dusho Hadzydekov” Primary School, the opening for students from all locations is in the second building of the former “Georgi Benkovski” Primary School.


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