Except Bengaluru, class 6-8 will reopen from February 22 | Bengaluru News – Times of India

BENGALURU: The Karnataka government on Tuesday decided to reopen on-campus learning for Class 6, 7 and 8 students from February 22 in the state, barring Bengaluru and taluks bordering Kerala.
The decision applies only to state-run and state-aided schools since discussions with private schools were called off. In Bengaluru and areas bordering Kerala, where Covid-19 pandemic is said to be spreading, only class 8 students will return to campus.
The decision followed primary and secondary education minister S Suresh Kumar’s meeting with the Covid technical advisory committee. Attending offline classes is voluntary.
Govt favouring Vidyagama route for classes 1 to 5
The minister said the rules introduced to reopen classes 9 to 12 will kick in here too. “Effectively, students must produce the permission letter from their parents before attending offline classes,” said the minister. Offline classes have seen an enthusiastic response, with up to 75% attendance.
The government is said to be favouring Vidyagama route for classes 1 to 5, and will make a decision on February 24 or 25 after a meeting with the technical advisory committee, he said.
As a precautionary measure, the government said it has asked students and teachers coming from Kerala to undergo Covid tests and produce a negative certificate.
2021-22 academic year to begin from July 15

Education minister S Suresh Kumar on Tuesday said the next academic year will start on July 15 and that he will hold a video conference with district deputy commissioners on Wednesday to ensure strict adherence to Covid safety guidelines at schools. Also, the transport department has been instructed to provide adequate bus services, and the departments of social welfare and backward classes welfare have been asked to create enough hostel accommodation for students, the minister said.

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