STOCK MARKET BSE NSE

Parents Have Their Own List of Demands

Anxious parents of children studying in Indiranagar Cambridge School have put forth a list of demands for the school management to implement.

Published: 07th November 2014 06:10 AM  |   Last Updated: 07th November 2014 07:38 AM   |  A+A-

School-staff

BENGALURU: Anxious parents of children studying in Indiranagar Cambridge School have put forth a list of demands for the school management to implement.

Dissatisfied with Wednesday’s meeting, where politicians hijacked the issue, parents met with the management later and presented a set of demands.

They demanded that the school pay ‘penalty’ to the victim’s family, considering that they are from a very poor background. They also demanded that the school not hire male teachers for the next five years at least.

“This incident will be in the minds of the children for a long time. We do not want our kids to grow up in a suspicious environment and be traumatised. In the next five years, students who are currently studying in the school will pass out,” a parent said.

Considering that the sexual assault on the six-year-old girl took place between 2.30 pm and 3.30 pm, parents have demanded that the school cancel remedial classes. “These classes began this year to help students. However, between 2.30 and 3.30 pm, there are only a few teachers and students in the school. Since, officially, it is after school hours, not much attention is given to the students either. Until the school can come up with a system that will ensure safety of our kids, we have demanded that the remedial classes be stopped,” a parent said.

Apart from this, they are demanding that a parents’ association be set up, conduct and background verification be done when hiring employees, their details (including photograph) be displayed so that parents are kept in the loop.

School Considering Demands

The chairman of Indiranagar Cambridge School, Pramod Arya, confirmed that parents had put forth some demands.

“We are already implementing the guidelines issued by the police and are regularly updating them on the status of implementation. Parents have also met with us and put forth some demands. We have made a note of them and are seriously considering them,” Arya told Express.

He said some of these demands, such as GPS facility in school buses, have already been implemented. “Regarding the other demands, we will discuss and take a decision on implementing them as soon as possible.”



Comments

Disclaimer : We respect your thoughts and views! But we need to be judicious while moderating your comments. All the comments will be moderated by the newindianexpress.com editorial. Abstain from posting comments that are obscene, defamatory or inflammatory, and do not indulge in personal attacks. Try to avoid outside hyperlinks inside the comment. Help us delete comments that do not follow these guidelines.

The views expressed in comments published on newindianexpress.com are those of the comment writers alone. They do not represent the views or opinions of newindianexpress.com or its staff, nor do they represent the views or opinions of The New Indian Express Group, or any entity of, or affiliated with, The New Indian Express Group. newindianexpress.com reserves the right to take any or all comments down at any time.

IPL_2020
flipboard facebook twitter whatsapp