In the case of Kerala CBSE School Management Association & Ors. v. State of Kerala & Ors. A petition was submitted asking for the Regional Director of CBSE to get a temporary directive allowing vacation classes to be held in CBSE Schools. The PTA (Parent Teacher Association), which advocates for the welfare and well-being of the pupils, was also in favor of vacation classes, according to the request.
Analysis of court order
The Kerala High Court single bench of Justice A Badharudeen allowed schools under the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) to conduct vacation classes for children above 14 years of age. A circular objecting to holiday classes that was issued by the State’s Director of General Education was given a two-week temporary stay by Bench.The circular had cited the current weather conditions and also encouraged students to take advantage of their two-week vacation starting today, provided that the schools represented by the association of the writ petitioners can continue the vacation classes after ensuring proper facilities in the respective schools by providing enough fans in the classrooms and water to adjust with the current environmental situation and the final verdict.
The bench had noted that classes held during breaks are intended to promote the health and welfare of the pupils, and the PTA (Parent Teacher Association) had also granted its approval. As a result, classes offered during the summer break that have been approved by school administration, parents, and students for their benefit do not need to be disrupted unless absolutely necessary.However, the court mandated that if any parent objects to vacation lessons, the school administration must take that complaint into consideration and postpone vacation sessions. The court made clear This temporary order must not be harsh.After May 19, this subject will be heard once more.