Friday, August 18, 2017

Sverdlovsk schools begin seeking autonomous status

Approximately 250 Sverdlovsk region educational institutions began the transfer to autonomous status this week, with more than 20 in Yekaterinburg beginning the switch.

A total of 40 schools in the Yekaterinburg area are transferring to autonomous status, with that number expected to increase to approximately 100, Deputy Minister of Education Paul Krekov said, European-Asian News reports.

Autonomous education institutions are those that effectively use budget funds and not, as some believe, private paid schools.

School 110 is one of the Yekaterinburg schools working on the transfer, with Irinia Vinogradova, the school's director, saying that financial independence brings in the best employees and encourages service and efficiency, making the schools better overall, according to European-Asian News.