DepEd OKs Proposal Allowing Teachers Not To Report Onsite from May 2-13

DepEd Approves Recommendation on Teachers’ Onsite Attendance as Election Draws Near

DEPED – The Department of Education approved the proposal that allows the teachers not to report onsite from May 2 to May 13.

Both local and national elections are set to take place in the Philippines on May 9, 2022. Currently, the Commission on Elections (Comelec) and as well as the other individuals who have election-related activities and duties are on tight schedules in preparation for the upcoming poll.

According to Comelec, 10 candidates are running for president in the upcoming May 2022 Elections. Nine individuals are vying for the vice presidency while 64 candidates are vying for a seat in the Senate. However, one senatorial bet recently announced the withdrawal of his bid.

The May 2022 Elections are going to be an automated poll with the help of the Smartmatic machines. The poll body previously assured that they have examined the ballots that will be used in the upcoming election to eliminate the defective ones.

DepEd Secretary Leonor Briones
Photo Credit: Department of Education

Some teachers under the Department of Education (DepEd) are among those who will be serving certain duties on the Election day. Recently, the regional directors and division superintendents have proposed to allow teachers not to report onsite from May 2 to 13 as the election looms.

Recently, DepEd Secretary Leonor Briones released a decision on the proposal of the directors and division superintendents. Based on a report on ABS-CBN News, the Education Secretary approved the proposal allowing teachers not to report on-site from May 2 to 13 provided that the following conditions are met:

  • teachers and schools are in preparation for the activities related to the upcoming election and the polling places before the day of the election
  • majority of the teachers are expected to serve in the upcoming election
  • there will be immediate post-election activities in schools by the educators who will serve on May 9, 2022
  • teachers who will not be serving during the election shall continue their school tasks not involving the classes

Previously, the Department of Education announced the suspension of classes in elementary and secondary schools from May 2 to 13. The schools will be in preparation for the upcoming election and around 320,000 teaching and non-teaching personnel under the Department are set to serve as Board of Election members in the upcoming poll.

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