During the meeting, parents put forth their demands, including waiver of annual charges, concession for siblings, reduction in bus fees and the rollback of the fee hike. They also demanded to be represented in the school council.
Near about a hundred parents of children studying in Khaitan Public School, Sector 40, Noida, staged a silent protest against the management for hiking school fees on April 21.
Parents had gathered outside the school on April 19 as well, but were unable to meet the school administration. But this time, they were called in shortly and a joint meeting was held between 10 parents and Devinder Kaur, principal of the school, who was accompanied by other teachers.
In the meeting, which continued for more than 30 minutes, parents put forth their demands, including waiver of annual charges, concession for siblings, reduction in bus fees and a rollback of the fee hike. They also urged the administration to implement a one-time development fee in case of a new admission.
The parents also wanted to be included in the school council to ensure better communication.
Praveen Jain, who attended the meet, said, “We have given our demands in writing to the principal, who assured us that the issues will be conveyed to the school’s management. Parents will be communicated the decision through mail.”
After the meeting, they went ahead to NP Singh, district magistrate of Gautam Buddh Nagar, to hand over a letter demanding regulation of school fees.
However, the DM was unable to meet them.
City magistrate Ramanuj Singh met the parents and assured them that he would visit the school on April 24 to inspect the facilities.