BENGALURU: A city school has decided to issue a Transfer Certificate (TC) to a class 2 girl student, just a few months into the academic year. Its rationale is that the child demonstrates “negative behaviour” to the school and teachers.
Cauvery Primary and High School, Sahakarnagar, sent a notice to the parents saying that the school management has decided to issue the TC to the child. The reason given: “The negative approach of the child towards school and the teachers is affecting the mental and physical health of teachers and also their personal life.”
A copy of the notice, available with Express, reads: “It has been observed and reported by all our teachers handling grade 1 last academic year and grade 2 this academic year that your child is having negative approach and provoking other children also to behave negatively against school and teachers. This matter has been brought to your notice verbally and explained by the teachers and principal several times last year.”
The notice says that the parents, instead of guiding the child, misbehaved with the teacher and principal. It further states: “They (teachers) are feeling very torturous and not able to cope up (sic) at school and personal life as well. This is spoiling our school environment. Hence the school has decided to issue TC.”
However, the parents have filed a complaint before the Karnataka State Commission for Protection of Child Rights seeking intervention to protect their daughter’s ‘child rights’. Based on the complaint, the Commission issued summons to the school management, principal and class teacher.