In the agricultural village of Sde Yaakov in Emek Yizrael, many students at the local school are learning in the same classrooms where their grandparents and great-grandparents were taught. The problem, says Parents’ Association head Shimon Suissa, is that many classrooms have barely been repaired in that time.
“The building is unsafe… The ‘Ofek Hadash’ program could not be implemented because there are no extra rooms, and we are also not compensated by the regional council the way the other schools are,” he said. A new school building has been approved, he told Arutz Sheva, but the regional council has yet to take responsibility for the project.
Spokespeople for the regional council said the council does not have authority in Sde Yaakov.