Schools to reopen in J&K from Sept 21 Unlock 4.0 guidelines suggest that institutions can reopen on voluntary basis

Jammu, Sept 18: Schools in Jammu and Kashmir will reopen on Monday as per Unlock 4.0 guidelines on a voluntary basis. On the other hand decision on schools reopening in Goa would be taken on October 2 after consulting the stakeholders. Schools in Jammu & Kashmir would open with 50 percent attendance of staff and students. The attendance of students will be subject to written consent from their parents. As per officials, all the SOPs will be followed when the schools re-open after such a long gap. While speaking to the media, the official said, “Up to Class VIII, only 50 percent staff will report every day while students of Class IX, X, XI, and XII can come on a voluntary basis with 50 percent attendance. It is up to the parents to decide whether they allow their children to attend the school. Online classes and other aspects of digital education will continue to function