School teachers stage protest against management in Ullal

Rumour that 45 teachers dismissed from school is far from reality, says school chief

 In fact, the teachers had staged a protest urging the management to reinstate the headmistress.

Though BEO and management tried their level best to convince teachers to come back to work, nearly 30 teachers have refused to go back to work unless their demands are fulfilled. In the meantime, the teachers have also appealed to the Deputy Commissioner to solve the problem.

Narrating the incident which led to the change of headmistress, a school teacher said “a teacher of the school had scolded a child for jumping from one bench to another 23 days ago. The student went home and complained that teacher had hit him. The mother of the child after holding talks with the teacher had agreed that it was the mistake of her son. However, the Correspondent of the school reportedly took the issue seriously and filed a complaint in Ullal police station, despite the headmistress and teacher concerned appealing him not to file a complaint as it was a simple issue.” 

She said “Ullal SI who visited the school had scolded both headmistress and teacher concerned. After a few days, both headmistress and the teacher received a notice from the police station to come to the station. Even in the station, SI had reportedly scolded them and made them to sit in the station for three hours.”

“We are constantly being tortured by the correspondent. We do not have any job security. Even if we go back to the school keeping in mind the future of these children, the management can dismiss us without any prior notice. We will not enter the school, unless our demands are fulfilled and given job security,” she added.

Speaking to Deccan Herald, School Management President U K Monu said the rumour of 45 teachers being dismissed from the school is far from reality.

“The school headmistress has been changed following the complaint from the public. However, we have not suspended or dismissed her from service,” he said.

Some teachers who have come under the influence of ‘external forces’ are resorting to protest.

Even officials have visited the school and urged the teachers not to carry out protest. In fact, the complaint was given by the parents and not by the school correspondent.
The teachers had held a meeting with the support of an organisation outside the school premises in this regard,” he alleged.

The BEO had convened a meeting on Tuesday. However, as many as 27 teachers boycotted the meeting and left the venue.

“We have neither issued any show cause notice nor suspended the teachers from the school. They should come back to duty looking at the future of the students,” he said.

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