Reopening of schools: Crucial meetings today

Chennai: Consultative meetings of school heads and parents will be held at all government, government-aided and private schools today to decide on reopening of the schools.

The meeting will take place adhering to the Covid-19 protocols and based on the outcome, the government take a final decision on reopening of schools on 16 November.

“The parents of students of classes IX, X, XI and XII shall participate and express their views. Parents, who are unable to attend, shall send their views through letters. Based on the decision of this meeting, the government will decide on reopening those schools,” said School Education Secretary Dheeraj Kumar.

According to Kumar, while the government considered the views of the parents and educationists on reopening the schools, it has decided to hold consultative meeting to elicit the views of the parents, office-bearers of the parent-teacher associations and the private school managements.

A decision to hold meetings was taken after a meeting chaired by Chief Minister Edappadi K Palaniswami in the Secretariat on Wednesday with Ministers and officials concerned, after many opposed the government’s decision to reopen schools on 16 November.

 

NT Bureau