Summer is unusual in several schools as senior school teachers are busy correcting Class X and XII board answer scripts.
Many teachers had to cancel their travel plans after the evaluation roster was announced, the head of a CBSE school said.
The heads of several schools said 30 to 50 senior school teachers from each institution were engaged in assessing answer scripts.
ICSE (Class X), ISC (Class XII) and CBSE Class X and XII term 2 exams started at the end of April. While the Class X board exams are over, the Class XII exams of both boards are underway.
The number of correction days for teachers vary, depending on the subject.
“The number of correction days is more for compulsory papers, in keeping with the number of examinees,” said a teacher of an ICSE school.
On an average, a teacher has to give five to 10 days for assessing answer scripts.
But even though the duration varies between five and 10 days, teachers could not have made travel plans as many schools had told them to keep themselves available during the summer recess.
“It does not feel like a summer vacation because our school is an examination as well as a correction centre and almost everyday there is an exam. Teachers are reporting for correction and for invigilation duty,” said Nupur Ghosh, vice-principal of Mahadevi Birla World Academy.
“It is invigilation duty and then correction, so there is no break as such,” said Jessica Gomes Surana, principal of Loreto Convent, Entally.
“Some teachers had made plans about three months in advance but they had to change that…. Teachers also make plans to meet their children or parents who live in other cities. Unfortunately, some of them had to cancel that,” said Amita Prasad, director of Indus Valley World School.