Are we going towards a major quack at the level of the Spring school holidays? THE question arises after the statements of Valérie Pécresse, president of the Île-de-France region, one of the regions placed under confinement and which is struggling to contain the Covid-19 pandemic. She asks that the school holidays be brought forward by two weeks… and the government would not be totally opposed to the idea.
Valérie Pécresse drops the bomb: early school holidays?
” I wonder if the right measure would not be to bring the school holidays forward by 15 days in order to close the schools on April 2 », Declared Valérie Pécresse, president of the Île-de-France region, according to information from Paris Match. She would have even made the request to the prefect of Île-de-France, even if the final decision rests with the government.
The option is therefore on the table, and depending on BFMTV is not brushed aside by the government. According to a source close to the executive, the decision “ may indeed be one of the tracks “. The government would even be almost back to the wall: Valérie Pécresse ” feels that the subject begins to rise and that the idea circulates, and forces us to position ourselves in relation to it. Since the start of the health crisis, this is the most constructive “, estimates this same source.
Towards a major mess for parental leave?
If nothing is decided on March 25, 2021, the government will have to position itself very quickly: school holidays in zone C, that of Île-de-France where the health situation is more than worrying, begin on April 17. 2021 to end on May 3. To decide to anticipate them by two weeks, it will therefore be necessary that an announcement be made at best the week of March 26, 2021, since the holidays would then begin on Friday, April 2, 2021.
Enough to cause real chaos in Île-de-France: many parents have taken their leave according to these school holidays which began on April 17, 2021. A date, moreover, strategic: the hard confinement imposed on the 16 departments since March 20, 2021 was to last a month (except extension). On April 20, 2021, theoretically, it should therefore end, leaving the possibility for Ile-de-France residents to move.
But if the school holidays are anticipated, families would find themselves having to manage children on vacation while parents are working … then the latter would find themselves on vacation while the children are at school, in particular because the idea of extending the holidays by two weeks to increase the duration to one month seems excluded.