The installation of two large trampolines and their fall protection mats is in full swing. The foundation for the pavilion stand has also already been laid. A bench is built around the pavilion as a seating area. In addition a large raft. A newly planted tree will soon provide shade on warm days, while new plantings will literally green up the grounds: The girls’ cafe’s new favorite spot on Kronach Avenue is taking more and more shape. It won’t be long before this enchanting little place is filled with new life and becomes an open-air meeting place for young people.
"In Kronach there are many favorite places", second mayor Angela Hofmann of the working group family-friendly Kronach showed up in her greeting certainly. There are several reasons why the students of the girls’ cafe chose the area on Kronach-Allee: It is located in the immediate vicinity of the city center, but is still quiet and you can hardly hear any noise. Nevertheless it is not boring or desolate and besides also by much green surrounded.
In 2015, under the guidance of the Family-Friendly Kronach working group, the girls had set out to find a public place in Kronach that would be suitable for them. After dismantling the artwork on the building, which was in need of renovation, they finally chose the area in front of the Lucas Cranach School in 2016. The students developed models for a possible use and design of the area.
Not everyone was enthusiastic. "Where are our schools headed??" Bernhard Schwab (CSU) wanted to know in the city council meeting on Thursday evening. When the new construction areas on the Herzo Base and elsewhere in the city are occupied, at least 2,000 new citizens are to be expected. And their children should all go to Carl-Platz-School? For the CSU faction leader, it would be a good idea to think about other solutions as well. The meeting dealt with the size of the replacement building for the now demolished pavilion on the site of the Carl-Platz-School. The city wants to meet an increasing number of students there with a massive new building. This is to be provided already now with a second upper floor. This is not yet necessary, but the settlement of the Herzo Base district will require more space for the foreseeable future. Mayor German Hacker (SPD) assumes about five years until the new school building can be fully occupied. Therefore, after the end of construction in 2018, it will not be long before the reserve is also occupied. This refers to the second floor of the new building, which is already under construction but will not be used until later. This would provide space for four more classrooms. The city council agreed with a clear majority (19 to eight) to the proposal of the administration to choose the larger variant. The cultural committee had already recommended this. The planning explained by the architect Friedrich bear would have accommodated the rooms demanded in the space program admittedly in a lower building. But then one would have stood probably in a few years before the problem of an extension. But the new building will already be correspondingly large. The majority in the city council found this reasonable. For Sandra Wustner (SPD) the large solution saves a soon renewed rebuilding and thus annoyance. Because then the children would have to be temporarily relocated to containers. Also Peter Simon (Greens) held instruction during the rebuilding for extremely difficult, why one should avoid that.
Against changing the sprinklers
The fact that the soon-to-be 1800 new residents of Herzo Base should all send their children to Herzogenaurach was not understood by several city council members during the discussion. One should prefer Niederndorf instead. The students could use the new bike path from the Herzo Base, said Ille Prockl-Pfeiffer (CSU), and there would be room for an extension. A change of the school district "across the Herzo Base" held mayor Hacker however for fatal. The students of the first construction phase attend the Carl-Platz-School, and the new residents a few meters further on should then go to Niederndorf? You can’t do that with Hacker. He did not let thereby also reservations apply that the location Carl place school has already very much traffic. The fact that the new 13 meter high building impairs the local recreational value of the neighboring Wiwaweiher, noted in addition CSU parliamentary group leader Schwab. And also the idea of Christian Schaufler (free voters) to think about an own school on the duke base is not practicable. Hacker: "It is too small for that." Hacker found it difficult to make predictions about the exact number of students in the future. However, it could be assumed that this new building, together with a possible expansion of the school in Niederndorf (three classrooms would be possible there), would provide sufficient space for the next ten to 15 years. Only then could the city council perhaps discuss again whether a school on the Herzo Base would not be appropriate after all.
Whether he would do it again? There comes from Obernbreits mayor Bernhard Bruckner a clear yes. Although he said a few sentences earlier: "They were hard years." But after all, it’s about Obernbreit, about his Obernbreit, about which he says: "If I don’t see the church tower for more than ten days during my vacation, I get very anxious."
Bruckner, the "big club man", Bernhard Bruckner, who has been a member of all the local associations, has also been politically active for 42 years. Although the start was anything but easy at that time: Two of four lists failed at the local council election in 1978 due to formal errors, which caused great unrest in the town that reverberated for a long time.
Elected mayor with two votes more
In 1984, he finally succeeded in becoming a member of the town council for the CSU, whose local branch had been founded shortly before. After 18 years, he ran for mayor and won in a runoff election with a very close result: Bruckner had a lead of only two votes over Reinhard Baier.
The 2020 budget was unanimously approved at the meeting of the Kronach III school association at Gottfried Neukam Middle School. There was also a lot of interesting news and information about school development, about the progress of digitalization with "Multi Touch Displays" and on the "Munich Learning House" concept, which will be the basis for the interior design of the school in the course of the upcoming general refurbishment.
A total of 436 students currently attend the Gottfried Neukam Middle School. They come from the entire district of Kronach. In order to continue to offer them educational quality and a good stay at school, further renovations will be made despite the high investments already made. Managing Director Jorg Schnappauf estimates this to be between twelve and 15 million euros.
Cost increase of 20 percent
A feasibility study had initially put the cost at twelve million euros, whereupon the government promised a subsidy of around 9.2 million euros. In fact, a cost increase of about 20 percent is currently expected for the general renovation. A major cost factor will be the replacement of the complete window systems, thermal insulation, energy renovation, fire protection and barrier-free refurbishment.
Most recently, 25 young people from across the school district took advantage of an extra chance to earn a high school diploma, which also increased their long-term prospects for an apprenticeship or a job. This is made possible by a so-called eCn class (extra chance use), which has already existed for ten years at the Johann Puppert School in Michelau. To ensure that this offer continues, Sparkasse director Roland Vogel presented Dean Stefanie Ott-Fruhwald with a donation of 5500 euros.
The eCn project has been in existence since the 2008/2009 school year under the auspices of the Protestant Deanery of Michelau. "This will also give a chance to the young people who have not had so many opportunities in life", explained Ott-Fruhwald. The project starts like a regular ninth grade class. Classes are held three days a week at the Johann Puppert School in Michelau, Germany. The aim of the lessons is to intensively repeat and practice the material required for the Quali in small groups. On the other two days, the students spend the entire day in a vocational internship.
In addition to the Protestant deanery, the Michelau municipality as the responsible authority, the Lichtenfels state education authority, the district government of Upper Franconia, the Sparkasse Coburg-Lichtenfels bank and the Federal Employment Agency also support this special project.
The painters’, whitewashers’ and varnishers’ guild for Coburg city and country released eight former apprentices at the Chamber of Crafts’ training center. Ferdinand Vogt was awarded the prize of the government of Upper Franconia.
For the bachelors, the ceremony was a great day that they had worked hard for two or three years to achieve, said Jens Beland, the district’s master craftsman. However, this effort would have been worthwhile, they would have achieved the first goal and laid the foundation for their professional future. In Upper Franconia, several thousand businesses will be up for handover in the next ten years.
The statement that the craft has a golden floor is still true today. According to Beland, the craft enterprises currently have a workload of six to eight weeks. This shows that the craft is also needed in the future. He is not afraid that the massive changes can be mastered in the next few years. "We have a great profession, because we see what we have created", stressed the district master craftsman. From each district, the district trade union proposed a deserving trainer. Frank Schillig was awarded an honorary certificate from the Bavarian State Ministry of Economic Affairs, Regional Development and Energy for his services to apprenticeships.
For 30 years now, the Vocational School for Geriatric Care has been providing for the next generation of geriatric care professionals. The need for it will continue to increase in view of the demographic change. Principal Dagmar Alfsmann sees her school on a good path in this respect. The number of applicants for the nursing professions is on the rise, she said at Wednesday’s anniversary celebration at the Ehrenburg.
"We have the task ahead of us to inspire even more people for this profession", said the Bavarian Minister of Health Melanie Huml (CSU). There are currently around 2.4 million people in need of care in Germany, and this figure could almost double by 2050, she explained. Your conclusion: "Care of the elderly is the profession of the future."
However, the training for this profession will change as of 2020. Nurses for the elderly, the sick and children are now to be trained uniformly for two years. "The restructured training programs create more opportunities for nurses to develop their careers," she said, says Huml. However, she still sees some problems in the industry. On the one hand, too much documentation, and on the other hand, the negative image of the industry in society.
"Stay human, take care of yourself, and take responsibility in your family and society.", recommended District Administrator Thomas Bold (CSU) to the high school graduates of the Frobenius-Gymnasium. He conveyed the congratulations of the district and the thanks to all, which "at the impressive achievement of the class" were involved.
Reimar Gluckler (CBB), deputy mayor of Hammelburg, quoted the Greek mathematician and philosopher Archimedes: "Give your best to the competition me a place and I will move the earth." That might last for the high school graduates still somewhat. But Gluckler knew how to achieve the goal: with patience, luck, perseverance and helping fellow human beings.
The chairwoman of the parents’ council, Katja Benner, advised not to be discouraged by possible setbacks. Theresa Stoth expressed the thanks of the high school graduates in humorous words.
Since the early Middle Ages Jews also lived in Franconia. For the first time in 1298 persecutions, the so-called pogroms, take place in East Franconia. This is especially the case in the towns. As a result, the Jews begin to move away from the cities and settle in villages and markets. After a bloody persecution of Jews in Nuremberg in 1349 had also destroyed the Jewish quarter of the city (today’s main market), the lords of Schlusselberg (Neideck Castle) offered the survivors protection in their villages.
This was the first time that the function of the nobility as a protective power over the Jews in the region became visible. In 1548, Emperor Charles V. in the so-called Reichspoliceyordnung of the Imperial Knighthood, the Jewish protection law. This offered the knights the possibility of taking in Jews and levying taxes and other duties on them.
These soon considerable revenue opportunities also led to a policy of settling Jews in many Reichsritterschaft settlements. Trade with domestic animals Thus, traces of past Jewish life can still be found in many places today. In Egloffstein Jewish inhabitants can be proved only after the Thirty Years War, while in other Egloffstein villages Jews lived already earlier.
He wrote the portrait of SPD chancellor candidate Peer Steinbruck and the novel "Kriegsbraut" ("War Bride") set in Afghanistan. Dirk Kurbjuweit is both, capital city journalist and author of numerous books. His route to Berlin usually takes him past Lichtenfels. This time, he made a stop in the German basket city and gave a much-acclaimed reading yesterday in the Meranier Gymnasium. Around 300 students from the tenth to twelfth grades sit in front of Dirk Kurbjuweit. The 51-year-old has brought two books with him from which he wants to read. It is Kurbjuweit’s novella "Two without" and his most recent novel, the psychological thriller "Fear. A few paragraphs from both books are heard, then the ring is free for the questions of the high school students. An "aha effect experiences a 16-year-old student who, lured by Peer Steinbruck’s provocative pose of the stinky finger, has been reading the report in the Spiegel had read. "I liked his writing style, but it was very special", admits the 16-year-old. Carolin Neu was also very excited to meet the author of the novel "Kriegsbraut" to get to know in person. The 20-year-old is writing a seminar paper on the topic of the "Representation of the Afghanistan War in Contemporary Novels". If one of her classmates hadn’t already asked what sources Kurbjuweit draws his information about women on the front lines from, she would have asked it too. Kurbjuweit speaks of a mixture of empathy and research work. Added to this was a visit to Afghanistan. At the end, he has his wife check the coherence of the plot. A novel is created through the character. "It is in me and has a dialogue with me", he says. Dirk Kurbjuweit headed the Berlin capital bureau of Der Spiegel from 2007 to 2011. Since 2012, he has been writing as a political writer for the news magazine. He has also written a number of books. While journalism is his umbilical cord to the world, his work as an author is his second world. Although lunch break is just around the corner, the students have many questions. How to combine work as a capital city journalist and book author. Politics is not always as exciting as some people think, he says. The distance to politicians is important to him, therefore there are no private appointments and no form of address. From time to time he leaves the political milieu, then he writes about soccer, the life of a Hartz IV family or about the Volkswagen Group. Even if he’s still working on a novel, he already has a new subject in mind. On average, he spends two to three years working on a book. The author explains that the actual writing process takes three to four weeks. In his new book "Fear the 51-year-old is working through an autobiographical experience, a brutal stalking story, as he says. Ten years ago, his wife became the target of attacks. At the time, his publisher had advised him not to write the book immediately afterwards. "Do you think journalists have to market themselves more and more??", a high school student wants to know. "I am a person, not a brand, the answer is.