On September 5, Jammu and Kashmir Government ordered the reopening of schools for students of class 12 and 10 and staff with 50 per cent capacity.
A survey by an edtech major, LEAD, has revealed that 69 per cent of parents in the city are willing to send their children back to school.
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As per the decision by the Kerala government, classes from I to VII and Class, X, XII will begin from November 1 and the classes for the remaining grades will start from November 15.
According to Indira Rajan, secretary general of the National Council of CBSE Schools, educational institutions affiliated to CBSE are bound to follow all guidelines issued by the state government.
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The students, however, will be allowed to attend classes only with the consent of their parents, he added.
The authorities would cite orders to follow Covid protocol in schools but the question here is about the educational protocol to be followed. None of the states that reopened schools have one.
Chief Minister Basavaraj Bommai on Saturday clarified that the state government has not considered reopening schools for Classes 1 to 5.
Though attendance was thin in most city schools because of heavy rain, students were happy to meet friends after 17 months
This issue was ighlighted at a recent webinar titled ‘How to Reopen Schools Safely’, organised by Shycocan Corporation.
While several states began partial reopening of schools, there was a complete closure again in April this year when an aggressive second wave of COVID-19 hit the country.
Schools are also ensuring proper sanitisation and temperature checks of students and staff.
The educational institutions are free to continue online classes if they choose and the government should issue detailed guidelines for schools that would go in for physical instruction within a week
The DDMA has said that students, teachers and other employees living in Covid containment zones will not be allowed to come to schools and colleges.
The Delhi government has clarified that no student will be forced to attend physical classes and the consent of parents will be mandatory.