Update: HK Schools to Reopen on Wednesday

The Education Bureau (EDB) has announced that primary and secondary schools in Hong Kong will reopen on Wednesday, November 20.
Update: HK Schools to Reopen on Wednesday
By Carli Allan
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Hong Kong's Education Bureau (EDB) has announced that all local and international primary and secondary schools, as well as some special schools, will resume classes on Wednesday (November 20) – but classes at kindergartens and some special schools will remain suspended until Sunday (November 24).

A statement from the EDB says: "Since the road and traffic conditions have gradually become stable, classes of primary schools, secondary schools and some special schools will resume tomorrow (November 20).

"Regarding kindergartens, schools for children with physical disability and schools for children with intellectual disability, classes will remain suspended until Sunday (November 24)."

The EDB made the decision to close all schools in Hong Kong last Thursday in response to "the extensive damage to society caused by violent protesters in the last couple of days". This has included "malicious damage to school private buses and intimidation against schools of varying degrees". It has "strongly condemned those acts which deliberately endanger students' safety and deprive them of their basic right to learn."

During the class suspension, all schools were required to keep their premises open for students who have nowhere else to go.

In light of the ongoing disruption in Hong Kong, all 22 English Schools Foundation (ESF) kindergartens, primary and secondary schools had suspended classes since last Tuesday. Schools including Nord Anglia's Lam Tin, Tai Tam and Sai Kung campuses, and the French International School's Tseung Kwan O campus have also been closed since last Wednesday.

The EDB has urged protesters to "stop all violent acts immediately so that society can return to normal as soon as possible and students can go to school safely". 

Parents should check with their individual school for the latest updates.

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