Almost 60% of Russian teachers still have to fill out extra documents – those that are not in the list of five mandatory, approved by the Ministry of Education by September 1.

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Such data became known after the monitoring of the Public Council under Rosobrnadzor, whose task was to evaluate the work of the law on reducing the excessive “paper” burden on teachers, transmit “News”.

“It’s unbearable to work, you’re teaching a lesson, and continuous instructions are pouring in the school chat: prepare a development method, take a survey, report on the number of children who have passed the survey,” wrote one of the teachers.

In July, the Ministry of Education issued an order, effective from September 1, 2022, that teachers are required to keep only five documents. This is the program of the subject, the characteristics of students, which is done on request, the progress log, the extracurricular activities log and the plan of educational work.

To check the implementation of this order, the Public Council under Rosobrnadzor interviewed 17 thousand teachers. At the same time, it turned out that only 40% of teachers confirmed that the documentary burden on them had decreased.

As Natalya Altynikova, a member of the Public Council under Rosobrnadzor, said, this result can be called a positive subtotal. Don’t expect quick changes. At the same time, about 30% clearly stated that their overall documentary workload has decreased. This is already a significant result.

At the same time, Marina Sharova, a teacher of history and social studies from the Sverdlovsk region, a member of the council of the Teacher trade union, said that teachers, in addition to the mandatory documents, have to prepare reports for social protection authorities, fire supervision, and territorial bodies of Rospotrebnadzor.

Against the backdrop of this whole situation, the head of Rosobrnadzor Anzor Muzaev urged teachers to complain, if they are faced with illegal requirements, to the hotline of the department, since monitoring is currently in place for scheduled inspections, and they are possible only upon request. Individual work is carried out for each complaint, including visits.