In a recent development, 151 schools in the national territory have been found without any special educators for children with special needs resulting in being served with show-cause notices to them by a child rights body of the Delhi Government. The Delhi Commission for Protection of Child Rights (DCPCR) has warned to appoint a special educator within six weeks of the notice, failing which strict action will be taken against these schools.
These schools have either have to furnish details within 15 days of the receipt of the notice that a special educator has been engaged or fill up the position within six weeks of the notice.
“In case, the school is unable to appoint a special educator within the given time, the school is directed to show a cause of the same, failing which the commission would be constrained to recommend to the board (CBSE) the initiation of disaffiliation of the school,” the notice read.
The notice highlighted the move back in the year 2015 issued by the Central Board of Secondary Education to all affiliated schools to have a special educator without fail to impart quality education for all students, including ones with special needs.