The Public Education Secretariat (SEP) announced the Coordination Agreement for the development of National Quality Educational Programs for English Inclusion and Educational Equality, National Scholarships, Full-Time Schools and National School Coexistence, for the states of Hidalgo, Puebla, Tabasco and Yucatán.
On Monday, in the Official Gazette, SEP explained that the purpose the agreement is to establish a base of coordination between the SEP and the governments of Hidalgo, Puebla, Tabasco and Yucatán, with the aim of uniting their experience, efforts and resources.
SEP and the Hidalgo, Puebla, Tabasco and Yucatán governments have agreed to coordinate, within the scope of their respective competencies and the human, financial and material resources allocated to the operation of the program.
The document established that the SEP will provide the government of Hidalgo with the amount of a little over 487 million pesos ($25.5 million), to be allocated and exercised exclusively in the operation of the program.
Puebla will receive a little over 434.4 million pesos. Tabasco will receive a little more than 356.75 million pesos. Yucatán will receive a little more than 238.1 million pesos.
The SEP and the governments of Hidalgo, Puebla, Tabasco and Yucatán agree that in order to promote the transparency and success of the program there must be a clear, visible and audible record of the use of funds, following the stated agreement:
“This program is public, unrelated to any political party. It is prohibited to use for purposes other than those established in the program.”
The agreement will be in force until December 31, 2017.