Delhi govt to give parents a say in running its schools
Seeking to enhance public participation in running its schools, the Delhi Government has decided to allow parents of wards studying in a particular school to contest elections to managing committees of that institution.
The government has asked schools all over the city to send out invitations to parents for the elections to School Management Committees (SMC) where 12 parents will be elected for each school.
"At least 12 parents would be elected to each school's managing committee which would be headed by the principal of the institution. The area legislator, a teacher representing the school's teachers and an educationist would also be members of the committee," a senior Delhi government official said. "The parents elected to the committee will have the task of keeping an eye on the functioning of schools, monitoring the attendance of both teachers and students, analysing the progress of the students and suggesting changes in governance of a particular school," he added.