In a memorandum submitted to the District Collector, association president R. Mani Mohan said that the revised fee structure should not be implemented since it was not approved by the Parents Teachers’ Association (PTA) of the School.
The Collector should issue instructions to the authorities to verify the stability and safety of the school building in the R.S. Puram campus before it was reopened for the next academic year and whether the premises at Chockampudur, which was adjacent to the burial ground, complied with the pollution control norms.
The Collector should issue instructions to the school authorities not to involve the students or teachers in the dispute as it was between the school management and the parents.Mr. Mohan said the parents had been protesting for more than two months the “enormous increase in the fees by the S.B.O.A. Matriculation and Higher Secondary School for 2009-2010.”
He said that the fee increase had not been approved by the PTA of the school and there was no such association so far.Since there was no PTA, the fee revision was not approved by the parents’ representatives and parents could not voice their apprehensions and grievances regarding the safety, hygiene and infrastructure in the campus, the association said.
The classes would reopen on June 3 and the school authorities had been pressuring parents to pay the revised fees, he alleged.Fearing adverse reaction from the school authorities and anticipating that the excess amount collected would be refunded when the Government issued the regulations, some parents had paid the fees.
Those who had not were anxiously awaiting the Government orders.The Collector should bring to the attention of the Government the plight of these parents, he said.