Heena Kausar,New Delhi: Over 1,100 government schools will hold the second mega parent-teacher meeting on
October 15, two months the first such event.
The focus of this PTM will be on sharing results of the first term exams held after the government started its ambitious Chunauti 2018 scheme to improve learning levels and take feedback from parents. The target is to make sure that all children are able to read by November 14.
The report card of first term exams will be given to parents on the day of the PTM. The directorate of education has sent a detailed circular to schools asking them to prepare for the meeting.
The Delhi government enrols nearly 16 lakh students in its schools. In the first PTM held on July 30, parents of at least 70% students showed up at schools – many for the first time.For morning shift schools, the PTM will be held between 8am and 1pm and for evening shift schools, it will be held from 2pm to 7pm, officials said.
However, some teachers have objected to the move citing inability to prepare results due to the Dussehra vacations.
The Government School’s Teachers Association (GSTA) said that the first term exams will get over on Thursday and vacations will be from October 7 to October 12.
“It is not possible to make the results in just two working days – October 13 and 14 – before October 15,” said Ajay Veer Yadav, general secretary GSTA.
Yadav added that many teachers will be out of town during the holidays. “Guest teachers are on protest, outstation teachers will be away during Dussehra vacations and several teachers are down with dengue and chikungunya. Instead, a normal PTM should be held a week after this,” he said.
At the PTM, schools have been asked to brief parents of Class 9 students about the no-detention policy. “The criteria regarding minimum 25% score in summative assessments will be made clear to the parents. Importance of attendance will also be explained to parents. 75% attendance is compulsory to appear in final exams,” a DOE circular said.
Schools have to show the answer sheets if parents ask for it, officials said. “While the feedback received from parents will be noted down by teachers, they have also been asked to show classwork and homework notebooks,” a principal said.
For primary classes, teachers have to brief parents regarding punctuality, regularity and cleanliness.
For classes 6 to 8, parents will be briefed about monitoring the activity of children at home and report cards will be given to them.
“Reading tools will be given to parents of students who are unable to read so as to help them practice at home,” an official said.