Special education programs resume, capped at 3 students in class

Some 50,000 special education students are heading back to school today, under Health Ministry restrictions that some parents say are infeasible.

According to Health Ministry regulations, special education programs are allowed to operate for groups of up to three children, with 15-minute intervals between alternating groups.

Schools have been disinfected in anticipation of the students’ return, Channel 12 reports.

The TV network cites parents who criticize the new rules, which include social distancing measures, saying it’s impractical to expect the students not to touch or to wear masks. Parents were also reportedly frustrated by the limited timeframes of classes and treatments being offered as staff divide the students into small groups.

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