Back to the classroom: Pune set to reopen schools from Monday
Pune: Pune Municipal Commissioner Vikram Kumar has stated that there will be no change in the previous order issued for reopening of schools from January 4.
The Pune Municipal Corporation recently announced the reopening of schools for students of Class 9th to 12th from January 4 in the city limits. Schools in the city have been closed foe over nine months amid the coronavirus pandemic.
The order declared prescribed certain guidelines for schools, such as thermal scanners and oxymetres at premises, checking of students as well as teachers. The school administration has also been advised to make proper arrangements to maintain social distancing in the classroom.
Pune Mayor Murlidhar Mohol had also hinted that they will rethink about the decision if the schools get low response. Parents are supposed to submit a written consent before sending their children to attend classes physically, if the response for the same is low, the decision may be revised, Mohol had stated.
Earlier, PMC Commissioner Vikrwm Kumar had also said that a decision of reopening of schools will be made after a review meeting but when asked about the date change, he said, "There is no change in the decision taken by the administration."
In November last year, officials in Pune had issued an order, permitting schools in the district to reopen from November 23 after getting an approval from Maharashtra Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray. However, many parents had expressed their concerns over the resumption of schools in the city citing the reason of COVID vaccine still in progress. Following this, the civic body, in order released in December stated all educational institutions would remain close till January 3.