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Karnataka govt proposes reopening schools in phased manner from July 1, seeks parents' feedback

However, the admission process can begin prior to that from June 8, as per a circular by the primary and secondary education minister Suresh Kumar.

Published: 02nd June 2020 10:13 PM  |   Last Updated: 02nd June 2020 10:13 PM   |  A+A-

(Image used for representation) A cleanliness worker disinfects a Plus Two exam paper evaluation centre at a school. (Photo | V Karthikalagu, EPS)

(Image used for representation) A cleanliness worker disinfects a Plus Two exam paper evaluation centre at a school. (Photo | V Karthikalagu, EPS)

Express News Service

BENGALURU: Following a meeting with education department officials, the Karnataka has set July 1 as the tentative date for reopening of private and government schools. But, the dates will be finalised after getting feedback from all stakeholders -- which includes parents.

However, the admission process can begin prior to that from June 8, as per a circular by the primary and secondary education minister Suresh Kumar.

As per government proposal, Class 4  to 7 will begin on July 1, Class 1 to 3 on July 15, Class 8-10 on July 15 (owing to the SSLC board examination which will end only on July 4), and Pre primary classes on
July 20.

The government has also proposed three models of resumption of classes for the academic year 2020-21 -- Ensure social distancing and hold classes as usual; divide an entire strength of class into two batches of the morning ( 8am -12pm) and afternoon (1pm to 5Pm); Hold classes for various grades on alternative days.

All primary, higher primary and high school heads, teachers, parents, and school management committee members/SDMC members have been asked to convene a meeting and give feedback on the proposed models and schedule.

Private and unaided schools are expected to open their institute on June 5  for collecting suggestions from parents and stakeholders regarding safety measures that can be taken during the classes -
principals, teacher and staff, have to be present in school.

From to June 10 to 12, they have to meet again and collect opinions about reopening of schools and decision has to be uploaded on SATS by June 15.

Likewise, the government schools will convene a similar meeting about school reopening on June 10 to 12, submitting the proceedings on June 15 on SATS. At government schools, principals, need to be present also on June 5,6 and undertake safety measures for in the preparation of the upcoming academic year.

Government schools are also expected to organise an enrolment drive for children for dropouts and other children who are left out of mainstream education. The drive will from June 15 to 30.



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  • J M Husain

    I too don't wish to send my kids to school unless India is Covid free. In a given scenario where all measures are only politically motivated but not on health ground.
    4 months ago reply
  • Hema

    We dont want to send our kids to the school in this situation.And their is not hope our kids will be safe
    4 months ago reply
  • A V N Rao

    We don't want to send our kids to school based on present situation.
    4 months ago reply
  • Pramila

    Self consciousness is difficult to impose on kids as they have learnt to take challenges ... so better to keep the schools via online wherever possible till August... for govt schools if online coaching is impossible then we should open schools only for higher classes from std 8th to 10th and rest in August only...
    4 months ago reply
  • Akmal

    We wont send our kids till this covid 19 pandemic is over.we wont risk our families lives.
    4 months ago reply
  • Srinivasulu Reddy

    As Covid 19 cases still raising and no medication. My recommendation upto 7th standard better be in online classes till Dec 2020. It may be ok to reopen school for 8th standard onwards .
    4 months ago reply
  • Mr

    Schools reopening in July is not advisable now....there is no hurry for kids to go to school...their health is more important....anyway online classes r going every where...in fact the education ministry shd try reducing half d syllabus fr this year and start schools after august only.... for two months v have not sent kids outside to play too....or evn to d neighbours house... now reopening of schools In July comes as a shock ... how can v send fearing their health all d time???
    4 months ago reply
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