Schools in Karnataka have reopened for students in grades 6 to 8
On Monday, schools in Karnataka reopened for pupils in grades 6 to 8, following stringent COVID-19 regulations and standard operating procedures (SOP). Schools have been reopened in taluks where the COVID-19 positive rate is less than 2%, according to government directives. BC Nagesh, the Minister of Primary and Secondary Education, said the administration decided to reopen schools after receiving clearance from the state’s technical advisory council on COVID-19. “The department had been planning to reopen schools for certain time, and educators were also prepared, but we reviewed it with the expert advisory council, and after consulting with professional practitioners, we are resuming schools for grades 6, 7, and 8,” he stated. Students must receive a consent letter from their parents in order to attend offline classes, however these lessons are not required because online classes are available.