Public Schools Prohibited to Collect Funds From Students, DepEd Says

NO COLLECTION POLICY – The Education Department reminded the public schools about the ‘no collection’ policy.

DepEd spokesman Michael Wesley Poa said that public schools are now allowed to solicit funds for school supplies and appliances directly from students. He also encourages students and parents to report any instances of non-compliance.

DepEd: Public Schools Banned From Soliciting Funds From Students

DepEd Reminds Public Schools That Soliciting Funds for School Supplies From Students is Prohibited

DepEd said that public schools are banned from soliciting funds from students in strict compliance with the ‘no collection’ policy.

On Friday (November 10, 2023), the Department of Education (DepEd) reminded public schools about the strict adherence to the ‘no collection’ policy, emphasizing that schools are prohibited from soliciting funds for school supplies and appliances from students.

The reminder comes in response to complaints raised during a budget hearing where senators expressed concerns about contributions allegedly collected through Parents and Teachers Associations (PTAs).


DepEd spokesman Michael Wesley Poa clarified that ‘no collection policy,’ states that schools are really not allowed to collect.  “Mayroon tayong tinatawag na no collection policy, so hindi po talaga puwedeng mangolekta ang ating mga paaralan,” he said.

He addressed concerns about the misuse of PTAs, stating that if PTAs are being used to circumvent the ‘no collection’ policy, the department is open to receiving complaints.

Kung ginagamit po ang mga PTA para po ma-circumvent yung ating no collection policy, kami naman po ay bukas at tumatanggap ng complaints… Ang point ng no collection policy ay hindi dapat nakakaapekto sa grades o kung ano mang performance ng bata ‘pag hindi siya nakapagbigay,” Poa said.

The agency plans to release a department order that may serve as a clear directive to all public schools, ensuring that they comply with the policy and take necessary measures to avoid unnecessary burdens on students and their families.

The measure is to guarantee that financial constraints do not negatively impact a student’s academic standing or performance. Parents, students, and concerned individuals are encouraged to report any instances of non-compliance.

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