BALASORE: After a delay of nearly four years, the Kendriya Vidyalaya II in Balasore district is all set to start admission of students from the current academic session. For the purpose, the district administration has decided to provide a cyclone shelter which will serve as temporary campus.
Though the second Central School for the coastal district was sanctioned four years back, it was delayed as the administration failed to provide the required land.
Last month, district administration had identified 10 acres of land in Remuna tehsil. After a survey of the land, the Kendriya Vidyalaya Sangathan (KVS) authorities expressed satisfaction with the location and assured to initiate construction work.
With the locals demanding that the school should start functioning from this academic session, the team wanted a 10-room building as a temporary campus till its own building is constructed.
Collector Sanatan Mallik said, the team did not agree with two school buildings in the town and a couple of other buildings to serve as temporary campus. “We decided to provide a building of Odisha State Disaster Management Authority (OSDMA) at Ganeswarpur, which is now being used as a cyclone shelter, for the school temporarily,” said Mallik. The Deputy Commissioner of KVS (Bhubaneswar region) has been informed about it, he added.
Meanwhile, the district administration has also initiated process to hand over 10 acres of land to KVS so that construction of school building can be started.
Once opened, the KV II will initially admit students for one section each from Class I to X. Though shortage of teaching staff has always been a constraint for KVS for opening new branches, teachers from the existing KV can be deputed till the new appointments are made. Besides, contractual teachers can meet the needs.