Private schools in Karnataka, wrote to the state government asking it to allow the reopening of schools for students in classes 9 to 12. The letter said Karnataka Education Minister S Suresh Kumar, included suggestions on measures that schools can take to ensure everyone’s safety.
Another proposed measure was that only three hours of classes should be allowed for the first month with no lunch or snacks allowed.
“Compulsory SOP are to be maintained and daily checking and reading of temperature of every child and teacher to be maintained at all public and private schools,” read the letter.
It also mentioned that no mass gatherings, including prayers, should be conducted and regular sanitisation of the school campus must be done.
The letter also highlighted the questions that the state government needs to prepare itself for. “If any teacher/ staff/ non-teaching staff/ student is suspected COVID-19, either symptoms or primary contact, what education institutes should do?”,= the letter asked.
In the letter, it was also requested that the state government think of measures to quarantine students and teachers in the event of COVID-19 cases.