The Secondary School Modernisation Programme has three fundamental objectives:
1. To renovate and modernise the school buildings
, propagating a culture of learning, divulgation of knowledge and acquisition of skills by means of interventions aimed at:
- correcting existing building/construction problems;
- improving the conditions of habitability and environmental comfort, with particular emphasis on hygrothermics, acoustics, air quality, safety and accessibility;
- adapting teaching and non-teaching spaces and modernising the respective equipment;
- ensuring the flexibility and adaptability of the teaching and non-teaching spaces with a view to maximising their use and minimising future investments;
- guaranteeing energy efficient buildings so as to reduce operating costs.
2. Opening the schools up to the community , placing the school back in the centre of the urban environments they are a part of, creating functional and safe conditions so that the buildings, during school or after-school hours, can be used by the local community for activities related with ongoing education/training (evening classes), cultural and social events and sport and recreation;
3. Creating an efficient and effective school building management system that guarantees, after the rehabilitation and modernisation operations, three conditions:
- an effective and efficient response when isolated repair interventions are needed or in the planned conservation and upkeep interventions;
- promoting correct use of the facilities and equipment through training and monitoring the users and making them accountable;
- ensuring full use of the facilities.