French primary schools are expected to reopen Monday 11 with certain restrictions as the country emerges from the Covid-19 lockout.
French primary schools are ready to reopen from Monday. Prime Minister Édouard Philippe said at least 90% would open then, with the rest opening the following week.
The teachers will go back to school on Monday and the children on Tuesday.
However, there will be some restrictions, at any one time, there should be no more than 15 children per class in elementary school and 10 in kindergarten who are the youngest.
Other children may be able to do personal studies with supervision, when possible, or to attend facilities for extracurricular activities such as sport and culture.
Some may continue to learn from home, part-time or full-time, and parents can make this decision.
Schools will be able to prioritize certain children for school places, such as children with disabilities, health care children or other workers considered vital to the economy or parents who have not child care options; also those identified as being at risk of falling behind in their education.
In secondary education, distance education will continue this month, but colleges are expected to reopen from May 18 in departments classified as green.
High schools may reopen in June, depending on a reassessment in late May.