TN To Reopen Schools For Classes 1-8 On Nov 1
The New Indian Express Chennai|September 29, 2021
Chief Minister M K Stalin on Tuesday announced that schools will reopen for students of classes 1 to 8 from November 1.
KV Navya & T Muruganandham

In a statement, Stalin said the decision was made after considering the view of health experts, educationists, and parents that the absence of formal schooling had caused huge loss of learning and depression among school children. The State reopened schools for students of classes 9 to 12 on September 1.

While parents are happy about the decision, school authorities are confused about the Standard Operating Procedure. “Maintaining social distance when students of all classes attend school will be very difficult. The current rule is to allow only 20 children per classroom. If that still has to be followed, it will be nearly impossible for most schools to function. We will try our best,” said PG Subramanian, principal of Bhavan’s Rajaji Vidyashram, a Chennai-based school.

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