Zefat opened the school year with 12,033 students learning within the municipal education system including 803 children starting first grade. This is an increase of 889 students compared to the number of students last year. Many families say that they have returned to send their children to school in Zefat in light of the significant improvement in the municipal education system.
For the past two months, the municipality has been working around the clock to prepare the educational institutions for the start of the school year with renovations, landscaping, painting and development in all kindergartens and schools. The workers aim to provide the children with the best infrastructure to attain a high level of success.
Students at the Ulpanit Amit started the school year in a new building as did students in special education kindergartens who now spend their days in a new, accessible and well-equipped building. The Beit Yaakov school was also renovated and Amit boys now have a 2nd story on their existing building. The Tzohar B’Lev special education school opened this year as well. New equipment was brought and new classrooms opened in the Rav Techumi High School, Beirav, HaAri, Agamim, Mamlachti Bet and Noam elementary schools,
The changes, new structures, renovations and additions are all part of the momentum of building educational institutions in Zefat. Many of the schools are now adding Spanish and Chinese Language studies to their curriculum as well as cyber studies, robotics, a new entrepreneurship center and more.
Simultaneously, the city has disinfected classrooms and open spaces, split classrooms, split spaces such as study halls and separated break hours to enable as many students to study as possible. A large number of resources have been allocated to enable fifth-graders to study 4-5 days a week in the classroom — in most of the country, classes in these grades are distance learning and only two days a week at the educational institution.