Parents still in dark on TreeHouse school resumption

Plaint filed against school

Parents still in dark on TreeHouse school resumption

A week after school authorities ensured them that classes would resume, parents, who enrolled their children in the Sanjaynagar centre of TreeHouse playschool, are still in the dark.

They have not received any official communication regarding the closure of the centre from the school yet. Though authorities had promised on January 2 that they would resume classes from January 9, they failed to do so this Monday.

“We don’t know if we are going to get our money back. They have not returned the books of the children either,” Deepu Guruprasad, one of the parents, said. Several other centres in the city run by TreeHouse closed early for Christmas and did not reopen in the New Year. The Sanjaynagar centre had around 50 students in pre-nursery and kindergarten. 

The parents have pooled money to pay the centre’s teachers and ensure that their children continue their studies. “If we let the children stay at home, they will not learn anything and they will get spoilt. Most of the parents are working and cannot stay back at home. So, we have made this temporary arrangement,” a parent said. A nearby dance school has provided space to conduct classes.

Karnataka State Commission for Protection of Child Rights had issued summons to the owner of the school. However, the authorities failed to appear before the Commission on Monday. Commission chairperson  Kripa Amar Alva said she has lodged a complaint against the school authorities in the Sanjaynagar police station.

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