Whether it was the pressure from parents that made it change its decision is unknown. But for now, parents are happy that the school has decided to continue operations.
Four days after the management of Noble High School in Sector 57, Gurgaon, announced that they would shut shop this new academic session, tense parents met GS Matharoo, CEO of the school and the Presidium Group. In the course of the meeting that was held today around 6.30 pm, parents demanded a concrete road map for the future and a written assurance that the school would continue to operate not just till 2020 but beyond that too. The parents wanted an assurance that their children's future would not be jeopardised.
Matharoo assured them that the matter has been resolved and that he will come back with a solution within 48 hours. The lease problem, though genuine, is being sorted out, as it has been decided that the school would be shifted to another property owned by them in Sector 40 (if the lease could not be renewed).
Matharoo pacified the parents and satisfactorily addressed their queries.
Rekha Rathi, a parent, said, “We are slightly relaxed now, as the school has assured us that our children's future is safe. However, we have asked them for a written assurance as well.”
Parents have decided to exercise caution and hence have planned to register a parents' association to deal with any unpleasant surprises in the future.
"We will ensure that we don't compromise on the future of our children," said a parent, Sunny Jain.
Garima Jain, another parent, said, “Well, for now we don't have any option but to believe the school authorities. They have committed officially for the second time that the school will continue. We are just relieved that the management changed its decision.”