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SHILLONG | SEPT 18, 2020:
The Meghalaya government has on Thursday, issued guidelines pertaining to re-opening of schools in the state, in pursuance to the order issued by the Ministry of Home Affairs on August 29 and in compliance to its direction on reopening more activities in areas outside the Containment Zones.
This notification shall come into immediate effect until further order.
Here are the guidelines:
1. Regular class activities for schools, colleges, educational institutions will continue to remain closed up to 30th September 2020. However, the following activities will be permitted:
(i) Schools will be permitted to open for activities, such as teacher-student counselling, clearing doubts, addressing hard spots, sharing unit lesson plans, assignments, submission of works, student assessment programme, etc.
(ii)All schools are to prepare a Continuous Learning Plan (CLP) to ensure all students are learning.
(iii) Online/distance learning shall continue to be permitted and encouraged.
(iv) All schools to develop a 50% attendance schedule/roster duty of teaching and non-teaching staff.
(v) Only students of classes 9 to 12 are permitted to visit their schools, in areas outside the containment zone only, on a voluntary basis for taking guidance from their teachers. This will be subject to the written consent of their parents/guardians and will be permitted with effect from 21st September 2020 and mandatory compliance to the Standard Operating Procedure (SOP).
(vi) Elementary school teachers are to attend schools as per their Roster duty chart developed by the school for the compulsory transaction of daily/weekly lesson plans/worksheet/etc. distribution at the school campus and submission of assignments/lessons accordingly via online or through parental distribution at the school campus.
(vii) Schools are to develop their individual micro-planning relating to flexibility in school timings, scheduling of students' visit and uniform code.
(viii) Schools are advised to ensure short duration visits of students.
ix) The adjusted academic calendar is uploaded in the education department website (www.megeducation.gov.in) and also at the MBOSE website (www.mbose.in).
(x) School buses, if utilized, will be exempted from odd /even rule.
2. Here are the generic preventive measures (simple public health measures) that are to be followed: