School bags can weigh only 10% of child's weight, no homework for students of classes I, II: Karnataka government
As per the circular, bags of students of Class I and II can only weigh around 1.5kg to 2kg while those of Class III, IV and V can weigh 2kg to 3kg.
Krishna district CWC chairman BVS Kumar also requested the Chief Secretary to issue an order on scrapping of home work for the students up to Class II.
While schools believe that children need to be kept engaged even during vacations, psychologists caution against this trend.
Students should not be asked to bring additional books, extra materials and the weight of a school bag should not exceed the prescribed limit, the order added.
The School Education department, has reiterated that all schools in the State must comply with the direction of the Madras High Court that homework may not be given to students in class I and II.