Recently, the Department of Education (DepEd) has unveiled its plans for the commencement of the school year 2023-2024, which was set on August 29.
The DepEd has also set the enrollment period for the upcoming school year in public schools to be from August 7 to 26.
On the other hand, just a day ago, the DepEd Undersecretary for Finance, Annalyn Sevilla, has posted in her Facebook account about the release of cash allowance for eligible teachers in its department.
The chalk allowance of P5,000 given to public school teachers will now be provided in cash, allowing them to buy teaching materials, cover internet expenses, or pay for their annual medical checkup in the upcoming school year.
When classes commence on August 29, public school teachers will be granted a single cash allowance of P5,000.
Relatively, according to the August 4 memorandum from the Department of Education (DepEd), newly employed teachers who start their duties within the initial 30 days after classes begin are eligible to receive the full allowance.
The cash allowance will be 80% for those who start their duties between 31 to 90 days after, 50% for those who begin between 91 to 150 days after, and 20% for those who commence after 150 days until the school year concludes in June 2024.
To recap, in May, the Senate approved a bill aiming to raise the cash allowance for teachers to P7,500 for the upcoming school year and P10,000 for the following years. The House’s version of the bill is still awaiting further consideration at the committee stage.
Meanwhile, both public and private schools are required to revise or input students’ details into the Learner Information System of the agency using the updated Basic Education Enrollment Form, as directed by a memorandum from DepEd.
Both public and private schools must submit their documentary requirements by the deadline of October 31.