‘No collection’ policy in public schools reiterated PDF Print E-mail
Monday, 06 June 2016 13:50

The Division of City Schools has reiterated the Department of Education (DEPED) circular emphasizing on the “no collection” policy in line with enrollments from Kinder 1 to Grade 12 for school year 2016-2017 in public schools.

Dr. Rosalio Conturno, Jr. Chief Education Supervisor for School Governance and Operations Division said school administrators and principals should comply with DEPED’s standing policy based on Deped order 41 series of 2012 issued by Education Secretary Bro. Amin Luistro.

Conturno said schools can only begin collections of authorized school fees by August but then again, collections and fees remain voluntary and not compulsory. Authorized fees (but not compulsory) include Boy Scouts and Girl Scouts membership fees, Philippine Red Cross, Anti-TB fund, school publication fee and Parent-Teacher Association fee among others.

He said the DEPED Division Office has set up a Balik Eskwela Action Center at the main office in Baliwasan Grande to cater to complaints, reports and all other issues and concerns related to school year 2016-2017 particularly the opening of classes on June 13. It opened May 28 and will remain so until July 18.

Meanwhile, Brigada Eskwela, a week-long schools maintenance program culminated June 3, intended not only to ready the schools for the opening on June 13 but also to bolster the implementation of the K-12 program. —Sheila Covarrubias