PTA Federation Supports DepEd’s Proposal To Shorten Summer Vacation

PTA Federation Supports DepEd’s Proposal To Shorten Summer Vacation

PTA ASSOCIATION – The Parents-Teachers Association Federation (PTA) recently said that it supported the proposal to shorten the summer break.

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According to a report from ABS-CBN News, Willy Rodriguez, president of the said association, said that this is nothing new to them as it is regularly being implemented in the form of make-up classes.

“Sa aming konsultasyon kahapon, regular na pong ginagawa ‘yan. Ang tawag d’yan make up class,”

Rodriguez added that make-up classes are usually being held during the weekend, especially when there are lengthy class suspensions due to typhoons.

“Sa haba ng bakasyon na nakakulong ang mga bata, tama po ang DepEd na pahabain po, mag make up classes po maski 2 weeks,”

It has been recalled that Education Undersecretary Diosdado San Antonio said that the department considers shortening the summer vacation from two months to two weeks and end the school year at June 11.

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San Antonio claimed that this is good for students, who are doing mostly nothing during the summer break.

“Pag iksi ng bakasyon is pabor din po sa magulang at mga bata dahil meron silang nagagawa,”

Based on the report, Rodriguez, however, said that the association is against face-to-face classes amid the COVID-19 pandemic.

“Ang stand po ng parents natin d’yan, no vaccine, no face-to-face. ‘Yun pa rin po kami. Di natin pwedeng isugal ang ating mga anak,”

Rodrguez said, however, that areas that are COVID-19 free can start face-to-face classes.

“‘Di papayag ang mga magulang na papasukin ang mga bata habang wala pa ang vaccine or na-complete na po ang mga vaccination sa mga magulang, frontliners, mga teacher—siguro mga 90 percent ng buong Pilipinas pwede na po naming pakawalan ang mga bata sa school,” 

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