Some schools that depend on private vehicles for transportation in the city have declared a holiday.
Even the Associated Management of Primary and Secondary Schools in Karnataka has extended the support for bandh, but it has not declared a holiday for its member schools.
In a statement, Association general secretary D Shashi Kumar said, “As some schools have declared a holiday, especially in the Central Business District area, it has created confusion among parents. I would like to make it clear that there is no general holiday for all the schools. Schools associated with private vehicles for commuting have declared a holiday.”
Kumar requested parents to make arrangements for pick-up and drop-off of children on that particular day.
“We have also extended our moral support to the bandh with a request to the government to consider their demands as private vehicle services are much needed for schools,” he stated.
Meanwhile, in some cases, parents have themselves requested the schools for a holiday.
“Several working parents, who can’t pick up and drop off kids on time have requested a holiday. Considering the inconvenience, we have permitted such kids,” said a principal of a private school located in Central Bengaluru.