Pune: Show cause notice issued to primary schools starting before 9 AM

Pune: Show cause notice issued to primary schools starting before 9 AM

Pune: Show cause notice issued to primary schools starting before 9 AM

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Following the government order stating that classes up to 5 should be held at or after 9 AM, authorities observed that many stuck to the old routine. Show cause notices have been issued to primary schools flouting the Maharashtra government order.

22 June 2024

Pune- The primary education department will send show cause notices to schools that start classes before 9 AM, ignoring the government order stating that classes up to grade 5 should be held at or after 9 AM.

At a program held on December 5, 2023, Governor Ramesh Bais directed the school education department to reconsider the morning session school timings. Subsequently, a government resolution was issued to all schools, regardless of board affiliation, mandating classes for pre-primary to grade 4 to start at 9 AM or later, beginning from the academic year 2024-25.

Although some schools modified their timings after consulting with parents and school transportation providers, authorities noted that many schools continued with the old schedule. A school principal from Pune mentioned that it’s challenging to abruptly change class timings as it requires coordination with teaching staff, school transportation, and autos.

Sharad Gosavi, the Director of primary education, also stressed that any school open before 9 AM must obtain permission from education authorities.

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