Nashik schools have received notices from the Nashik Municipal Corporation (NMC)’s education department ordering them to follow norms set by the government in the forthcoming academic year. City schools have been asked to start implementing the rules laid down by the government, right from appointment of staff to details about school uniforms, bags, etc.
The education department has asked for approval of personnel from the schools, that is, a list of staff employed, including the headmistress/headmaster, with their qualifications. To form Parents and Teachers Associations (PTAs), the schools have to conduct elections and parents of students from every class should be notified about them. The list of PTA members along with their phone numbers should be displayed on the notice board of the school.
The education department has strictly informed school authorities that all schools should follow the academic calendar drawn up by the department. From last year, there were many complaints that schools were open on Mahavir Jayanti and that exams were conducted during Ganesh Chaturthi.
From June onwards, strict action will be taken by the education department on schools violating norms and surprise visits by officers of zilla parishad and education department will be made.