The Gan Yavne Regional Council instructed all schools, from grade 4 through high school, to send their students home in an orderly manner, according to their age group. First graders will only be released to the accompaniment of their parents. The kindergartens will continue to the end of their school day, as usual, as will pre-schools, who operate in or nearby a protected area.
Teaching staff will remain at their respective schools until after all the students have been either sent home or picked up. The situation will be reassessed tomorrow (Friday).