Parque Escolar, EPE., is a corporation governed by public law with administrative and financial independence and its own assets. It is subject to the supervision of the Portuguese government ministers responsible for the areas of finance and education.
Parque Escolar's corporate object is the planning, management, development and execution of the modernisation programme for the public network of secondary and other schools under the responsibility of the Ministry of Education.
The Secondary School Network Modernization Program essentially aims to achieve three objectives:
• to rehabilitate and modernise the secondary schools buildings, with a view to creating the ideal conditions for a modern education adapted to the programmatic contents, didactic methods and the new information and communication;
• to open the schools to the communities, ensuring full exploitation of the potential of the school infrastructures;
• Ensuring optimization of resources and correct management of the conservation and upkeep of the buildings after the interventions.
Decree-Law no. 41/2007, of 21 February
Created Parque Escolar, E. P. E. and approved its memorandum of incorporation
Decree-Law no. 83/2009, of 2nd of April
Made first amendment to Decree-Law no. 41/2007 of 21 February
Resolution of the Council of Ministers no. 1/2007 of 3 January 2007
Approved the Secondary School Network Modernisation Programme