J&K to re-open schools on voluntary basis from September 21


Authorities in Jammu and Kashmir said that schools across the Union Territory will re-open from September 21 although students’ attendance will be on voluntary basis.

An official said that schools will re-open on September 21 with 50 per cent attendance of staff and students.

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The attendance of students will be subject to a written consent from the parents.

The official said that all SOPs will be in place when the schools re-open after such a long gap.

“Up to Class VIII, only 50 per cent staff will report every day while students of Class IX, X, XI and XII can come on voluntary basis with 50 per cent attendance.