GOT SCHOOL CLOSURE NOTICE?

Does the notice

  • Allege violation under Sections 18-19 or some other section?
  • Give you an opportunity to be heard?
  • Give you an opportunity to comply with norms?
  • Contain a direction for transfer of children to a neighbourhood Government school?
  • Cite a specific violation?
  • come subsequent to a show-cause notice?
  • Ask you to close your school in mid-session?

 

Is that neighborhood Government school

  • Compliant with RTE and state norms in terms of infrastructure and pupil-teacher ratio?
  • Better than your school in terms of learning outcomes?
  • Located close enough for easy accessibility by children?

 

 

 

What to contend before the Court

  • Shutting down a school in middle of an academic year is not in best interests of children and it is against the spirit and objective of RTE Act
  • Transferring children to an unaffordable school, a non-compliant school or a school with sub-standard learning outcomes hampers parental choice and is against the spirit and objective of RTE Act

For more information, contact:
Prashant Narang, Advocate - iJustice  at 098113 22297 or prashant@ijustice.in;
Thomas Antony, Advocacy Associate - NISA at 08447867144 or thomas@ccs.in