SHILLONG, April 1 - Authorities of Assam Rifles Public School (ARPS) have decided not to close down the school from April 1 as was decided earlier and efforts are on to finds means to run it.
This information was provided to the Meghalaya High Court yesterday by the counsel of the school authorities. The school had issued closure notice to the students and parents this year, which stated that due to poor financial health the school would close down from April 1.
The ARPS authorities have been holding various meetings together with the parents, staff and also the North Eastern Council (NEC) which sponsors several students in the school from BPL families.
The High Court noted from the minutes of the meetings with NEC officials that the NEC has agreed to increase the fees of the sponsored students. However, it is indicated in the order there is no consensus among the parents to hike the fees of the students as suggested by the school authorities.
�It appears that the respondents (ARPS) have conferred with the parents and children and indicated the efforts being made; and thereafter, the option forms were given to the parents/ children to exercise their option, if they would be agreeable to fees hike or not.�
�With the above observations and while leaving it open for the parties to take further steps for proper and effective management of the School, consideration of the matter stands deferred today,� the Court noted on Thursday.
Meanwhile, the Court would hear the case after two weeks.