The Chandigarh school education department has directed schools to seek feedback from parents of students by July 30 on reopening of schools.
This comes after the Ministry of Human Resource and Development (MHRD) directed states to get feedback from parents on when they want schools to reopen and what changes they expect to be implemented.
District education officer, Harbir Anand, said, “Opinion of parents is necessary to reopen schools. We have directed schools to get feedback from parents which we will analyse and send a report to MHRD.”
In the communication sent to heads of schools, the education department has sought feedback from parents on the likely period they will be comfortable with for reopening of schools, with August, September and October as options.
Parents have also been asked their expectations when they reopen and they can also give their feedback on other aspects related to the matter.
As per government directives, staffers have been allowed to work from home now. However, few staffers are allowed to attend offices in case of urgency. “We are waiting for government directives on when schools will be allowed to open till we take further steps,” the DEO said.