MOSCOW, July 27 (RAPSI) – The office of Children Rights Commissioner Anna Kuznetsova has been already receiving applications of parents concerned about the format of education, schedules and organization of meals in the next school year, the body’s press service reports on Monday.

The new school year is to begin on September 1, and parents are nervous about such things as access to schools and kindergartens, the formats the educational process is to be run in, and so on. In settling these problems the Children’s Ombudsman Office works in cooperation with its regional colleagues, who are concerned with similar issues brought up by parents, Kuznetsova says.

According to the Ombudsman, an important problem parents are concerned with are school meals; the issue is to be discussed together with regional children rights commissioners at a conference set for August.

Last week the Ombudsman Office registered over 3,000 applications from citizens; most of them concern such topics as property issues, social security, and education.

Among the applications is a joint address of residents of the Novosibirsk Region concerning the construction of a local cancer center; at the moment the Office is also involved in a probe into the situation across orphanages in Yekaterinburg in relation to an order of Russia’s consumer rights watchdog Rospotrebnadzor.