The Maharashtra government has decided to reopen schools in COVID free zones. According to the government resolution (GR) released recently, the schools that do not have a single Covid case will be allowed to restart physical classes from July 15 onwards.
The classes will resume from Class 8-12 standards after taking consent from the parents. The minister of school education department Varsha Gaikwad said, “It has become a need of the hour to have a co-educational approach to reach out to the children of the last strata of the state.”
The GR states the formation of an eight-member committee consisting of local collectors, school principals and health officials to decide on Covid-free zones. In rural areas, this committee will be headed by the head of the gram panchayat to decide which school can be allowed to start physical classes.
Similarly, each district will form the said committee and schools will need a go-ahead from the committee before reopening, states the GR.