Published: 06th December 2017
West Bengal school bans carpooling, insists on parents dropping their own kids
In the aftermath of the incident of sexual assault in West Bengal, schools have decided the best way to prevent similar events is to ban carpooling
A reputed school in the city has decided to ban unescorted pool cars of nursery students from next month, urging parents to personally drop and pick up their kids.
In a notice to the parents, the principal of La Martiniere for Girls, Rupkatha Sarkar, said the use of pool cars for nursery kids will be barred from January 16, 2018, and the father or mother or any other family member will be required to drop and pick up their child. "Either the mother or father of the child will drop her and pick her up on January 16, next year," Sarkar said.
If the parents arrange for a car to ferry more than one child, each of them should be accompanied by a family member, she said. Every escort must carry an authorisation letter with attested signature and photograph as identity proof, the notice signed by Sarkar said. She also asked the guardians to cooperate with the authorities of the school as the decision was taken to ensure safety and security of the children.
Schools have been tightening safety norms in the wake of alleged cases of sexual abuse reported from two institutes here.