Pune Private Schools in a Dilemma Over a New Academic Year
Private Schools in Pune are facing a dilemma over reopening. Some educational institutes are brainstorming about precautions to be observed in any space where students generally gather.
School representatives have stated that they require clarity from the government on the plan for schools so that they can make preparations to restart.
Chief Minister Uddhav Thackrey on May 31 announced that government schools would reopen in June. However, there was no mention of the reopening process for private schools.
On account of lack of clarity, school administrations have taken the decision on how to reopen on their own.
The principal of Narhe-based Vidya Alankar High School Seema Lad said, "Normally, schools start reopening after June 5. So, as we approach the date, anxious parents want to know what schools are planning for their children."
A draft plan has already been circulated by the Trustee of Sanskrit Group of Pranjeet Mungali detailing the school's plan among all parents. "We have already replaced our seating arrangements keeping in mind 6-feet distance among students."
Kajal Chhatija, principal of Rims International School, Undri, said that Schools are opting for online classes, at least initially.
“We have already started our online classes for class 9th and class 10th and for the rest of the grades, online classes will begin from June 8,” she further said.