From August 1st, three Neukölln schools will no longer be considered focal points. This was decided by the Senate Education Administration. This has a concrete impact on the after-school caretakers at the Karlsgarten elementary school, Karl-Weise elementary school and school on the Teltow Canal, who will then receive a lower salary from this point in time – without the so-called focal point allowance.

The parents’ representatives of the schools mentioned and the overall parents’ representatives now fear that many after-school care workers could switch to other schools.

“We parents are appalled by this situation and are committed to the rights of our educators! We are dependent on a well-regulated childcare operation at our schools! We need constant and trusting care for all children,” the parent representatives demanded in an open letter.

According to this, after-school caregivers in particular would be grouped lower due to the elimination of the focal point allowance, which would mean monthly salary losses of up to 507 euros gross. The parents are now demanding fair payment for the educators and measures against the shortage of staff in the schools.

In order to draw attention to the situation, they are currently organizing an action week. Further information can be found here in the accompanying petition (PDF).

On June 24th, a demo entitled “Save our after-school care center – fair grouping for after-school care teachers” will take place in front of the Karl-Weise-School on the Schillerpromenade. This is what the parent representatives are calling for. It starts at 3.30 p.m.