DepEd Statement on the Appeal to Provide Leave Benefits for Teachers During the School Year

Leave Benefits for Teachers

Statement on the appeal to provide leave benefits for teachers during the school year The Department of Education (DepEd) maintains that teachers are entitled to vacation service credits, which serve as their sick and vacation leaves. As defined in Section 9 of the Civil Service Commission’s (CSC) Memorandum Circular (MC) 41, s.1998, vacation service credits are leave credits earned for services rendered on activities during summer or Christmas vacation, as authorized by proper authority, or services done beyond the regular functions or beyond regular work hours/days where payment of honorarium…

DepEd Official Statement on Calls to Ban Saturday Classes, Required Meetings

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DepEd Official Statement Published: September 24, 2018 Statement on calls to ban Saturday classes, required meetings Amid calls to prohibit classes and required meetings on Saturdays, the Department of Education (DepEd) emphasizes the need to balance between its mandate to deliver quality basic education and safeguarding the welfare of both learners and personnel. As prescribed by Republic Act No. 7797, DepEd sets a school calendar with a minimum of 200 and a maximum of 220 class days every year. During class suspensions, whether due to inclement weather or other legitimate reasons,…

Deped Statement on the Grade 2 Learning Materials Found Damaged in the Publisher’s Warehouse

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Following its exit conference with the Commission on Audit (CoA) last June 19, 2018, the Department of Education (DepEd) has committed to conduct further investigation and is establishing legal solutions in regard to the 820,682 Grade 2 learning materials (LMs) found damaged by water in the warehouse of Lexicon Press, Inc. – the publisher awarded with contract to re-print 2,440,336 copies of Grade 2 LMs in February 2016. Report of DepEd’s Bureau of Learning Resources (BLR) yielded that DepEd and Lexicon mutually agreed to the temporary safekeeping of the completed…