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DepEd allows teachers not to report on site from May 2 to 13

From May 2 to 13, the Department of Education (DepEd) has granted teachers permission to not report to work because the bulk of teachers would be poll workers in the upcoming elections.

In a statement on Friday night, DepEd said its Secretary Leonor Magtolis Briones has approved the recommendation during a meeting.

“The DepEd Secretary during the joint Execom-Mancom meeting held on Friday considering the best interest of the service and of the teaching force, approved the recommendation of the Regional Directors and Division Superintendents raised through the Governance and Operations Strand, to allow teachers not to report on-site on May 2 to 13,” the DepEd said.

DepEd said they made the adjustment since around 640,000 teachers will serve as poll workers, and preparations are underway for schools that will serve as polling places.

“Teachers and schools are making preparations for election activities and as polling places before election day. There will also be immediate post-election activities in the schools and by the teachers who will serve in the elections,” the agency said.

Those teachers who will not serve as poll workers “shall continue to attend to tasks including the accomplishment of school forms, preparation of instructional materials, preparation of learning plans, and evaluation of learner’s outputs/portfolios, during the period.”

Source: INQUIRER

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