Schools and other educational institutions were closed in March 2020 after the outbreak of the pandemic and later online classes were started for students.
'We need to arrange for masks and sanitise all the schools. We also need to collect consent letters from parents before reopening the schools,' a BMC official said.
Physical classes would not resume yet for standards 1st to 7th in urban areas and standards 1st to 4th in rural areas.
In case of a dispute, a petition should be filed with the divisional fee regulatory authority and its decision will be binding on all, the order stated.
Maharashtra has till now reported 15,17,434 coronavirus cases and 40,040 deaths due to the disease.