Parents vote against change of timings at MIT School, Kothrud

Sakal Times
Thursday, 4 January 2018

While decisions regarding timings of the school need to be made right in the beginning of the year, the school tried to impose a changed time-table on students in the middle of the academic year. As this was unacceptable to the parents, the MIT Palak Kruti Samiti protested outside the school on December 21 against the move. After the protest, in the presence of the agitated parents and police officers, the Education Officer had directed the school to hold a polling session for parents to decide on whether the timings are to be changed or not

Pune: Parents of students studying in MIT School, Kothrud, voted with a huge majority against the school authorities’ decision to change school timings.

The vote was called after the parents protested against the school authorities for changing the school timings without taking them in confidence. They turned up in large numbers at the school campus to vote on Thursday.

“While decisions regarding timings of the school need to be made right in the beginning of the year, the school tried to impose a changed time-table on students in the middle of the academic year. As this was unacceptable to the parents, the MIT Palak Kruti Samiti protested outside the school on December 21 against the move. After the protest, in the presence of the agitated parents and police officers, the Education Officer had directed the school to hold a polling session for parents to decide on whether the timings are to be changed or not,” Mukesh Mangle of Jagruk Palak Sangathan said.

Another issue that agitated the parents was that the school is trying to transfer its mode of teaching from the state board to CBSE. It wanted the parents to sign a no objection certificate for the same. However, the parents were not ready to do so as this kind of shift might lead to a rise in the fees.

Only one parent of each child was allowed to vote. The parents turned up in large numbers, with more than 80 per cent voting against the school authorities. Hence, both the schools decisions have been put on hold for the moment.

 

 

 

 

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