Kerala schools get ready to welcome students

Schools across Kerala are all set to welcome students for a new academic year that is set to commence on June 1: Manorama

Palakkad: Schools across Kerala are all set to welcome students for a new academic year that is set to commence on June 1. In many schools, preparations are in the final stage.

Besides the admission processes and book distribution, the teachers and the school authorities are busy cleaning the school premises too. The authorities are supposed to seek fitness certificates for the school vehicles and the buildings within 31 May.

Other guidelines include
The teachers should contact the parents if the students are absent in the class. If the parents say that their ward has gone from house, but hasn’t reached school, the authorities should immediately alert the police.

Schools should seek the help of the traffic police to install warning boards and signs near the school premises.

The drivers of the school vehicles should get a police clearance certificate for their conduct.

Regular inspections should be conducted, with the help of police and excise, at the nearby shops to ensure that prohibited items or drugs aren’t sold.

The excellence parameters of the school should be exhibited, in front of the parents and other guests, on the reopening day.

Norms on attendance
The class teacher would be responsible if fake attendance or admission are marked.
The officers of the ‘super check cell’ would conduct unannounced visits and inspections at the schools. The school authorities will have to convince them the reasons if any student is absent that day.
The Unique Identification Number of all school students should be compiled before the sixth working day.
If a student discontinues in the school and gets a TC, the change in the number of students should be informed to the District Educational Office.
The class teachers should hand over the details of the students who do not attend classes continuously for 15 days without stating any reasons or submitting application for leave, to the head teacher.
The details of students who are absent on the first five days of the academic year too should be handed over to the authorities.
The guidelines regarding the student–faculty ratio has been limited under the schedule in Right of Children to Free and Compulsory Education Act, 2009. In case it has been found out that new posts have been created or the existing posts have been filled by noting fake admission details, the loss incurred for the treasury will be extracted from the class teacher, head teacher, manager and the education officer.  

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