Not all schools, sports halls and canteens from the first three school building programs in the city have been completed with a far-reaching blow – the Department of Education and Sports has already announced a fourth school building program in a status report. The report lists eight construction projects in seven locations, including the modernization of the high school in Drygalski-Allee, the expansion of the primary school in Schäferwiese and the construction of a new primary, secondary and special needs school in Freiham. Twelve more measures must be prepared. The fourth school construction program is expected to be submitted to the city council for a decision in the fall.
The previous three school construction programs from 2016 to 2019 include 95 construction projects, the volume of investment is according to RBS 7.25 billion euros – this is the largest municipal educational construction program in Germany. As part of the first three programs, more than 37,000 new school sites will be created, existing facilities for 18,000 students will be renovated or replaced with new buildings based on the home-school concept; Also, 188 home care groups for children will be built on the school premises, 181 sports halls, 72 canteens and 12 school swimming pools.
“Our school-building offensive is unique in Germany,” said Julia Schönfeld-Knor, education policy spokeswoman for the SPD / Volt parliamentary group. “No other municipality invests as much money in educational institutions as Munich.” The city can be proud of that, says city green councilor Anja Berger. “Above all schools are built in the style of a teaching house, in which the children of Munich have the best conditions for learning and at the same time attention is paid to climate-friendly constructions.
To date, 21 of the 28 construction projects from the first school building program have been completed, out of 31 construction projects from the second school building program, two have been completed and 16 are under construction. Two more projects from the third school construction program have been completed. In addition to school building programs, there are seven day center building programs, six of which have already been completed. More than 5,000 caregivers were created. A construction program with about 2,500 care facilities is still ongoing and should be completed by 2025. In addition, the city has implemented five pavilion construction programs, 66 facilities with more than 430 classrooms, and 57 nursery groups have already been built.
Due to the budget situation, some projects have been postponed
Four schools are currently being built on the site of the former Bayern barracks alone: two primary schools, a secondary school and a school support center. The construction projects are scheduled to be completed in 2026. The next major project is the Messestadt Riem educational campus, although it is not part of the school construction program. In the next school year, the campus with up to 14 classes from high school will be partially operational and then will be ready next year.
Due to the tight budget situation, some construction projects have been postponed, which will bring potential savings of one billion euros by 2025. At the same time, this creates an additional need for action in the maintenance of buildings, according to the report. current status from RBS. Also, 280m euros will be saved in the long run, partly because the need has been reduced in some cases and because fewer parking spaces are being built.
RBS is also planning a pilot project: affordable housing for teachers and educators will be built on the site of the Auenstrasse school. This could happen in many places in the future if space allows – and if the city council gives its approval.
Munich’s intention to become climate neutral is taken into account when building new school and kindergarten projects, and the requirements have also been fully or partially taken into account in many ongoing plans, according to the Department for Education and Sport. For example, with a wood construction concept from the construction department, it is now possible to realize multi-storey school buildings with a classroom as a hybrid wooden construction.
On Tuesday, the child and youth welfare committee approved the proposal from the education and sports department. The Education Committee will discuss this Wednesday and the city council general meeting will address it in mid-May.