Schools in Tamil Nadu for classes 9 to 12 will reopen only after seeking parents’ opinions. The state government will come to a decision on schools reopening across the state only after consulting with parents on November 9.
Initially, the schools were supposed to reopen from November 16 for classes 9 to 12. However, the move to hold consultations comes days after Chief Minister K Palaniswami made the announcement on schools reopening in the state.
Over this, there were concerns in certain quarters in view of the pandemic which led the state government to consult with parents before taking any further decision.
School principals will hold consultation meetings on November 9 with parents and parent-teacher association office-bearers on reopening classes for Class 9 to Class 12.
According to the official statement, the meetings would begin at 10 AM on that day in government, state-aided and private schools across Tamil Nadu by following COVID-19 preventive measures.
“Parents of students from Classes 9 to 12 can put forth their opinions in the meetings and those who could not, may send letters voicing their views,” School Education Department, Principal Secretary, Dheeraj Kumar said in the release, reported PTI.
The Tamil Nadu government would announce the decision on schools reopening based on the outcome of the meeting.
Earlier the decision to reopen schools in the state from November 16 was taken after consulting with experts and also considering several holidays ahead in the academic year.
Please note that the schools will reopen by following the SOPs issued by the state government that includes usage of masks, sanitizers, and maintaining social distancing.