To provide safety and security to the children in CBSE and ICSE schools, they need to increase the security measures and to install CCTV cameras, they have to increase the fees. But, the increase of fee will lead pressure on parents.
The schools affiliated to the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE), New Delhi and Indian Certificate for Secondary Education (ICSE), New Delhi in the Bangalore city said that they will not increase the fees.
Karnataka Federation for Independent School Managements President L R Shivarame Gowda said, "We will not put the burden on parents. We will bear the expenses for installing CCTV cameras and implementation of other safety measures."
Meanwhile, schools that are affiliated to the state board are in planning to increase the fees, but that will not burden the parents as it will be minimal.
The General Secretary of Karnataka Associated Managements of English Medium Schools (KAMS) Shashi Kumar said, "We have decided to increase the fees by about `25 to `50 per student per month. We don't think it would be a big burden."
Kumar also said that they are communicating with the parents, and they have agreed to co-operate with us.
The Secretary of Karnataka State Private Schools Management Federation Sudi Suresh said, What is the source of income for private schools except fees?"
"We have finalised our budget for the entire year at the start and it is impossible for us to arrange huge sums in middle of the year. We are not saying we will not implement the guidelines, we need money to implement them," he said.