Unless the government decides otherwise at the cabinet meeting on Thursday 7 January, Tallinn plans to send elementary school students in 9th and 12th grades back to school next Monday. The rest of the students in the capital will continue with the distance learning system.
Tallinn plans to welcome students in grades 1 to 4, 9 and 12 after the Christmas holidays, i.e. H. On the planned first day of school on January 11th, to send back to school. The prerequisite is the decision of the national government on Thursday.
The government decided on December 29th that the primary and final classes could go back to school from January 11th, if the epidemiological situation permits. In the remaining regions of Estonia, the distance learning obligation ends completely.
However, the decision made on December 29 is not final – it will be reviewed on January 7 at Thursday’s regular cabinet meeting. Tallinn will act on the basis of the government decision.
Andres Pajula, Head of the Education Committee (Haridusamet), is optimistic. “From the information we know that if there are no additional restrictions, we know that elementary school students will definitely continue with contact education and most likely complete classes. If the children are allowed back to school we have no reason Tallinn has always believed that Elementary school students should keep going to school. “
The Education Board wanted to discuss the matter with the school principals on Tuesday, but they postponed it until Thursday. All students in Tallinn were sent to distance learning from December 14 because of rising coronavirus rates in the capital.