While requesting the government to allow them to reopen from 1 July, private schools have put forth various requests including a collection of fees and conduct of classes. To maintain social distancing norms, they want to conduct classes for LKG to class V and Classes VI to XII on alternate days.
Private schools submitted their representation to the expert group headed by the commissioner for school education sigy Thomas vadiyan on Monday. The committee was formed to suggest ways to impart uninterrupted quality learning to students post-COVID-19 crisis. It also proposed online classes and homework for children who stay at home on alternate days. The number of students per classroom can be reduced to 10 to 15 students, said the association. The association added that classes can also be held in open spaces such as playgrounds, auditoriums, and large halls.
It also sought permission to function from 15 June to collect fees and distribute books to students. The association proposed to insist on medical certificates for all students before the start of school and medical examination twice a month. The committee was formed to suggest ways to impart uninterrupted quality learning to students post-COVID-19 crisis. It is looking into teaching and academic issues arising due to Covid-19, with regard to school education.
Schools have decided to not increase the fees for the next academic year. So, the government should help schools by providing hand sanitizers to students, disinfecting school premises once a week, and giving affiliation to all schools for three years.