Kerala school reopening guidelines recommend parallel digital classes, different timings
Thiruvananthapuram: The Kerala Education Minister V Sivanutty on Tuesday submitted the school-reopening guidelines to Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan. It will be discussed in the Covid-19 review meeting and released later this week.
The recommendations include six working days a week against the current norm of five, half-day classes and a shift system for schools with high enrolment.
No work from home for teachers. Classes one to seven, 10 and 12 will resume classes offline on November 1. No decision on the case of classes eight and nine yet.
Differently-abled students need not come to school initially. All teachers and other staff have to take both doses of the Covid-19 vaccine. To avoid crowding, timings of beginning and ending of classes, intervals have to be at different times.
Digital classes will continue. Detailed academic guidelines will be prepared later.
A register of the symptoms shown by students will be maintained in the school.
Only one student per bench in lower primary classes and two in higher classes are allowed.
The mid-day meal will not be provided in the beginning.