CO2 SENSORS IN SCHOOLS: THE MAYORS REFLICT
In a press release published this Friday, the Association of Mayors of France indicates that contrary to the declarations of the Minister of National Education, who considers that the purchase of CO2 sensors for schools falls within the competence of local authorities, the State must fully support their generalization.
“This reading of the respective competences of the State and local authorities is erroneous and is akin to an inelegant and out of step way with regard to the issues, for the State to shirk its responsibilities. Public health policy and management of the health crisis fall exclusively within the competence of the State, as has been reiterated on several occasions by the Executive”, underlines the AMF.
“However, the acquisition of CO2 sensors by volunteer municipalities does not come under their compulsory expenses for schools, but intervenes within the framework of the management of the health crisis decided at the national level”, adds the association.
“As a result, the AMF confirms that it is asking that the financing fund currently of 20 million euros be sufficiently topped up to guarantee full financial compensation for these purchases from town halls by the State”, she concludes.