Points of discussion with some parents & Principal on April 20, 2017 at the Auditorium, Tagore International School, East of Kailash at 9:00a.m.
There was an open house held on April 20, 2017 to discuss certain issues raised by some parents so as to provide redressal for their grievances, which are as follows:
- The parents expressed dissatisfaction with the current digital education software (Educosoft) as they have found it not user friendly. The school will be seeking immediate feedback from teachers and assured the parents that we will consider the possibility of obtaining new education digital software for the students wef July. The School will also be providing a digital learning efficiency report for every child as an evaluation of the comprehensive complement of the total learning assimilated by each student.
- Some parents of senior school expressed dissatisfaction in using loose sheets for assignment work and requested for reverting back to the usage of registers. The school is committed to ensure student comfort at all times and has agreed to the request with immediate effect and has left the purchase of registers to the choice of the parents from any outlet. In addition to this, the school has decided that the requirement of A4 sheets will be reduced by half in the next session i.e. 2018-2019. The submission of the paper will be done by the parents, & they may buy it from any place of their choice. In case of a third sibling he/ she will be exempted from this submission.
- The Principal explained the advantages of the subscription of the students’ edition newspaper daily published by Times of India (NIE), Hindustan Times (HT-PACE), & ‘The Hindu’ newspaper to the parents. These include various projects, workshops, excursions and educational visits, and the subscription of these papers provides the students with multiple platforms to showcase their talents in academics and co-curricular fields. Also, it encourages a good habit of reading. Students have been instructed to carry their edition back home so that maximum benefit can be derived from it.
- The school has decided to reduce the burden of extra expenditure for any costumes that may be used for events and functions hosted in school. It is therefore decided that henceforth the school will minimize costs by opting for rental charges only for such requirements and no elaborate costumes would be purchased anew. Staff and parents were requested to assist the school in locating suitable suppliers who could provide a low cost and good quality which would thereby reduce the overall cost by a substantial amount.
- The school categorically emphasized that there was no contract or arrangement with M/s X’Perto, Lajpat Nagar – II, for supplying of uniforms to the students of the school. The school has stated firmly that the choice of arranging for the uniform of students is the parents’ choice. The school has further offered to make efforts to contact the shoes manufacturing company for improved quality at a cheaper price.
- The school understood the inconvenience caused to the parents waiting to collect their wards in the rain. However, the school expressed its inability to provide even temporary structure for shelter without the requisite permission from civil authorities which have already been refused earlier. Instead, the school will arrange for canvas awnings in the corridor adjacent to the school grounds which will provide adequate shelter in the monsoon season.
- The school explained the serious safety implications of the student and authorized visitor I-cards to have a limited validity period and requested the parents to co-operate in this regard for the safety of their children.