Rc No 25 has been issued by the Commissioner of School Education, AP regarding the rationalization of Primary Schools and Teachers. RC.No.25/Estt-3/2015 for rationalization of Schools and Teachers across all mandals in AP following guideline will be followed. There are nearly 20156 Primary Schools are considered for rationalization process. In the process of rationalization redistribution of Andhra Pradesh Primary Teacher Posts and Andhra Pradesh Primary Schools the following instructions will be followed.
Rationalization of Primary Schools Latest Norms
- Based on the RTE Act 2009, Section 25(1) the concerned state Govt has to ensure the Pupil-Teacher Ratio, as specified in the Schedule, is maintained in each school.
- The AP School Education has constituted a Working Group to study, The same Work Group has report on the Teacher – Pupil Ratio and modalities for Resource Redistribution Rationalization of Schools and Teachers working in Primary Schools under different management in the state AP.
- The Constituted Work Group has examined the following before submit their report.
- The Aadhaar Mapped U-DISE and Child Information Data by the Mandal Educational Officer enrolled.
- Based on the children yet to be enrolled in new academic year 2015-16.
- Taking number of schools for consideration
- Number of Teachers working in the school.
- Number of Gram Panchayats in a Mandal,
- Number of Schools in each Gram Panchayat exist.
- The scope of positive consolidation of the schools within the Gram Panchayat were the enrollment is less than 30 in each school
- Availability of Schools within 1 Km radius in respect of Primary Schools(PS), 3 KM radius in respect of Upper Primary Schools(UPS), 5 Kms radius in respect of High Schools/Success Schools(HS),
- Considering the scope for Resource Redistribution Rationalization in terms of infrastructure and human resources etc.
- Consideration the performance of Andhra Pradesh in terms of Key Education Indicators, It also studied the key findings of ASER 2014 and State Level Achievement Survey(SLAS) 2014-15.
- Working Group has noted that there are some schools with higher student strength vis- à-vis the sanctioned teaching posts and on the other hand some schools with uneconomic strength of students have more teachers.
- The Working Group also identified that there are several Primary Schools(PS) within a radius of one Km having with less than 30 enrollment of pupils and with some schools more than 30 enrollment. The Working Group recommended that positive consolidation of such Schools and staff/posts in these schools may be done by pooling them to develop as a Model Primary Schools (PS) in the Gram Panchayat / Municipality. Such Resource Redistribution – Rationalization (RR-R) help in making best use of the available resources – infrastructure, teachers, etc. It will make it possible for ensuing one Teacher for one Class and minimize multi grade teaching by single teacher which is resulting in poor learning levels.
- The constituted Working Group has recommended the following norms for undertaking the positive consolidation and for developing Model Primary School in every Gram Panchayat/Municipality.
Model Primary Schools(PS) Rationalization Norms, Guidelines
- Establishment proposed for each Model Primary School
- Under one teacher, One Class room norm, five (5) Secondary Grade Teachers for Five (5) classes will be provided for Adarsha Pradhamika Paatasala (Model Primary School) per GP/Municipality, provided the minimum enrolment from Class I to V is atleast 100. (However, for the year 2015-16 the required enrolment is atleast 80)
- One of the 5 teachers in the Adarsha Pradhamika Paatasala (Model Primary School) will be exclusively identified as English Teacher
- Beyond 130 students enrolled, 5 SGTs + 1 Head Master post will be provided.
- If the enrolment is less than 80, 4 Secondary Grade Teachers shall be provided, and on increased enrollment, the norm as at v(a) shall be made applicable.
- Comprehensive infrastructure facilities to be provided for Model Primary School are (a) Adequate class rooms, (b) Toilets & Water supply, (c) Furniture, (d) Library room with adequate books, (e) Audio-Visual equipped class rooms and (f) attached Early Childhood Center (ECE) as feeder Center.
- Academic support will be provided on priority for Model Primary School for, quality enhancement and improving learning levels of students, special Training in English Teaching to the identified Teacher, Academic Coordination & Monitoring support by additional teachers (if required) and adequate Teaching- Learning Material will be provided to the Model PS.
- Any of the teachers to be adjusted after allocation to the Adarsha Pradhamika Paatasala (Model Primary School), such teachers services will be utilized as an Academic Support to M.E.O. / Dy.E.O. / D.E.O. / D.I.E.T. / S.S.A etc., and as Cluster Academic Coordinators in Special projects for enhancing learning levels.
Norms to Consolidate Model Primary School
- Taking Gram Panchayat / Municipality as a Unit.
- Identify the Number of Primary schools (Govt.,/MPP/Mpl)functioning in the Gram Panchayat / Municipality.
- Where there are multiple Primary Schools in a Gram Panchayat / Municipality within 1 km radius and with < 30 students enrolled, they may be consolidated as one Model Primary School.
- The Schools with less than 30 enrolment is to be consolidated with the schools with >30 enrolment (or vice-versa) within 1 KM radius in the Gram Panchayat
- The identified school to be designated as Adarsha Pradhamika Paatasala (Model Primary School) shall be Centrally located and accessible.
- Primary/Upper Primary School may be identified and designated as Adarsha Pradhamika Paatasala (Model Primary School) for that GP/Municipality
- The identified Adarsha Pradhamika Paatasala (Model Primary School) must have adequate land for future expansion.
- There will be no multi grade/class teaching by 1 Teacher in the Model Primary School.
- In no instance should any Primary school beyond 1 Km be included in this positive consolidation exercise.
- The basic data for positive consolidation of Primary Schools shall be “Child Info – Aadhar seeded data”.
- Exceptions for positive consolidation are
(i) where there is only one primary school in the whole Gram Panchayat (even with less than 30 enrolments)
(ii) Schools which have Physical barriers – Canal, National Highway, Railway track, etc.,
(iii)schools located in Primitive Tribal Groups’ habitations,(iv) Minor medium schools
(v) Primary Schools in exclusive SC, ST colonies. If the minor media schools and the schools in SC/ST colonies prefer to be consolidated with the Model Primary School of the Gram Panchayat such request may be agreed to.
- The scope for identifying more than one Model Schools in a GP/Municipality if the enrollment after consolidation is over 150 in the first Model Primary School.
- Other Primary Schools that continue to function within 1 Km in the same GP/Municipality where positive consolidation is undertaken will be provided Teachers as per RTE norm of 1:30. One Class-One Teacher norm will be applied when enrollment improves in these schools.
- The Premises of the Primary School which is consolidated with the Model Primary School in the Gram Panchayat can be used as an attached ECE (Early Childhood Centre). This will help in improving enrollment in the Adarsha Pradhamika Paatasala (Model Primary School). The necessary logistical support will be provided in coordination with the Women and Child Welfare Department.
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