Bangalore School News: Many Bengaluru schools may not reopen on Monday | Bengaluru News – Times of India

BENGALURU: A large number of private schools in the city are unlikely to reopen on September 21 for doubt clarification sessions for classes 9-12 as permitted under the home ministry’s Unlock 4.0 guidelines.
Schools, where online classes are in full swing, say parents are happy with this mode of learning and don’t want to take the risk of sending their wards out as Covid-19 cases continue to rise. These schools sent circulars to parents to check whether they’re interested in sending students to schools and did not get a positive reply.
“Most schools in our association are not considering reopening for children on Monday. Some schools are mooting October or November to get students for practical classes,” said Jean George, president, Karnataka ICSE Schools Association.
‘We are ready to open, awaiting SOPs’
In a big relief, Council for Indian School Certificate Examinations has further reduced the syllabus for classes X and XII, apart from the reduction it announced in early July,” Jean George added.
“We informed parents students could book a prior appointment with teachers, get a consent letter from elders and come in. However, we have not received a single request from our CBSE students. Our initial survey said 98% parents are not willing to send kids unless a vaccine comes in. We plan to do a second survey,” said DPS North principal Manju Balasubramanyam. The school might have IGCSE students in October for practical sessions.
Many CBSE schools say their simulation of practical classes is also quite good. “…Since the initial work is done, we might need only a few classes of physical training for experiments which can be done later in the year,” said Jyotsna Nair, principal, National Public School.
Schools say the state government had not issued the SOPs till Friday noon for getting children to school. “We are ready to operate schools from Monday, but are awaiting government directions. Parents should not send ailing kids to school,” said D Sashi Kumar, secretary, Karnataka Associated Managements of Schools. Some schools said it’s too late to make the necessary arrangements. According to him, parents are willing to send children to schools. “Some schools are functioning illegally. Parents raised a complaint with us and KAMS alerted Hulimavu police.But no action was taken,” he said.
Primary education minister S Suresh Kumar on Friday said in Mysuru the Centre has issued an SOP for reopening of schools partially from September 21 for classes 9 to 12 only for taking teachers’ guidance but not to reopen classes. He said students must bring consent letters from parents.

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