When the Democratic School was established in Hadera in 1987, it was erected in Brandeis Grove on the outskirts of the city - a temporary solution that became, over the years, permanent.
Throughout its lifetime the school has suffered from poor infrastructure: problems with electricity, sewage, water supply, and mainly, the school's temporary buildings, some of which have been declared dangerous and unfit for use by the Ministry of Health as well as by safety inspectors from the Ministry of Education.
For as long as the school has existed, the Hadera Municipality has expended much effort on maintenance and provided financial support for erecting the portable structures on the school's premises. The non-profit organization, funded mainly by parents, was compelled to invest no small sum in building and upkeep, while the Ministry of Education, on its part, contributed a number of caravans to the school along with financial support for portable building as a temporary measure until that time when the final budget for building would be received.
Nevertheless, some of the school’s temporary structures have become, over the past few years, so run down as to be dangerous, with water penetration and asbestos roofs that have begun crumble; some are not connected to the sewage system but to a cesspool that is very often blocked, and some of the materials from which they are constructed have even been declared forbidden for use. Although none of this has stood in the way of the school's ongoing activities, it does have a decidedly adverse effect on its daily functioning.
All the authorities who have visited the school until now― the Minister of Education, Ms. Yuli Tamir, the Mayor of Hadera, Mr. Haim Avitan, and others― were struck by the school's horrendous physical condition and agreed that its rebuilding should be accorded the highest priority.