After nearly eight months, schools and junior colleges are set to reopen in Pune district from November 23. Classes 9 and 10 of schools, and 11 and 12 of junior colleges will start from Monday.
Maharashtra School Education Minister Varsha Gaikwad on Friday said that local authorities will take a decision on reopening schools in respective areas after assessing the coronavirus situation.
The district administration and Pune and Pimpri Chinchwad municipal corporations issued guidelines for safety of students and teachers on Friday evening.
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- The district administration also asked school managements to take prior consent of parents.
- Schools will have to provide thermal scanners/guns, pulse oxymeters, hand wash soaps, and ensure that school premises and classrooms are cleaned with disinfectants
- Only one student will sit on each bench, and it is mandatory for all the teachers and non-teaching staff to undergo COVID-19 test. Students of class 9 and class 10 and will be coming to school only for practicals and co-curricular activities between 4 and 5.30 pm.
- Curriculum activities will continue online as earlier.
- All teachers will undergo COVID-19 tests.
Pune district collector Rajesh Deshmukh said there are over 18,000 teachers of class 9 to 12 in the district."So far over 3,000 teachers have undergone COVID-19 tests," he said.