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Rights and obligations of the school

The basic duties of the kindergarten include, in particular, the obligation to ensure a quality educational process for the child under the guidance of qualified teachers and to provide optimal conditions for the educational process to take place.    

The kindergarten is not obliged to actively identify symptoms of infectious disease in individual children (such as increased temperature, fever, cough, runny nose, shortness of breath, sore throat, headache, muscle and joint pain, diarrhoea, loss of taste and smell, etc.), but it is advisable to pay close attention to these symptoms.

Kindergartens have a duty to prevent the emergence and spread of infectious diseases, including Covid-19. They fulfil this duty under the Public Health Protection Act by being obliged to ensure that 'a child or adolescent who shows signs of acute illness is separated from other children and adolescents and is supervised by an adult natural person' (Section 7(3) of the Public Health Protection Act).

A kindergarten provides education by distance education if, as a result of crisis or emergency measures (for example, an emergency measure by the KHS or an across-the-board measure by the Ministry of Health) or a quarantine order, it is impossible for more than half of the children in a class to be present in person at school.

Other obligations of the kindergarten include the obligation to create conditions for adequate staffing, space, and sanitary conditions that comply with hygiene and other regulations. The school is obliged to contribute to the all-round development of the child by individual approach and assistance.    

In particular, the school reserves the right to decide on the placement or transfer of a child from a playgroup to a kindergarten class, provided that the other legal requirements are met

Procedure for implementing support measures for children with special educational needs

The kindergarten proceeds in accordance with Decree No. on the Education of Pupils with Special Educational Needs and Gifted Pupils, as amended, and according to Act No. 561/2004 Coll. , on pre-school basic secondary, higher vocational and other education, as amended.

The school applies support measures of the first level even without a recommendation from the school counselling centre. Tier 1 support measures are intended to compensate for mild difficulties in the child's education, which can be improved through slight adjustments to the school's teaching regime and cooperation with the family.

Support measures in grades 2 to 5 can only be applied with the recommendation of the school counselling centre. The school may, in place of the recommended support measure, adopt another support measure of the same level, after consultation with the relevant advisory centre and with the prior written informed consent of the child's legal representative, provided that this does not conflict with the child's interests.

If the child's legal representative does not provide cooperation aimed at granting support measures that are in the best interests of the child, the school is obliged to proceed in accordance with another legal regulation, namely Act No. 359/1999 Coll. on Social and Legal Protection of Children, as amended.

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