Maharashtra To Reopen Offline Classes From December 1

Mumbai : On November 25 Varsha Gaikwad made announcement regarding resuming offline schools. She said that offline school for all the classes will be resuming in Maharashtra from December 1. The decision was finalised by the state Cabinet after consultations with Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray and the paediatric task force constituted by the state government, Gaikwad said.

Earlier, the Maharashtra government had permitted schools for classes 5 to 12 to resume in rural areas, and for classes 8-12 to resume in urban areas from October 4.

The state Cabinet has now approved the decision to also reopen schools for classes 1-4 in rural areas and 1-7 in urban areas from December 1, Gaikwad said.” After discussing with the Chief Minister, the cabinet and pediatric task force, the state cabinet has decided to re-open schools from Std 1st to 4th in rural areas and Std 1st to 7th in urban areas from the 1st of December. We are committed to safe resumption of schools,” the minister tweeted.

“I will also hold deliberations with the paediatric task force on the need to update the SOPs for re-opening for the sake of the much younger children, some of whom may be attending physical classes for the first time. Their well-being, health has always been our topmost priority,” Gaikwad added.

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