DepEd Class Suspension Guidelines
As the new schoolyear opens, we are once reminded by the Department of Education on the guidelines on class suspension. This reminder can never be given enough.
From the DepEd Press release —
The Department of Education (DepEd) reminded the public of the rules of class suspension as the Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (PAG-ASA) announced the onset of rainy season.
“The Department is working together with the local government units to ensure that our learners and teachers are and will be safe during rainy season,” Education Secretary Br. Armin Luistro FSC said.
Undersecretary for Regional Operations Rizalino Rivera said, “Ang kaligtasan ng mga mag-aaral at mga guro ay dapat nating bigyan ng prayorirad. (We should give priority to the safety of our learners and teachers.)”
Pursuant to Executive Order No. 66, s. 2012 signed by President Benigno S. Aquino III, “In the absence of typhoon signal warnings, localized cancellation or suspension of classes and work in government offices may be implemented by local chief executives, as chairmen of the Local Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council (LDRRMC) concerned, in coordination with PAGASA and the NDRRMC, specifically in flood-prone or high risk areas.”
The rules on automatic suspension of classes remain the same: Storm Signal No. 1 suspends classes in kindergarten; Signal No. 2 suspends classes in kindergarten, elementary, and high school; and Signal No. 3 suspends classes from kindergarten to college, including graduate schools and government offices.
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