Cash Allowance for Public School Teachers SY 2023-2024
The Cash Allowance for Public School Teachers is a significant financial aid provided to educators in the public school system. This allowance, formerly known as the chalk allowance, is given to eligible teachers at the start of every school year. The purpose of the Cash Allowance for Public School Teachers is to support teachers in purchasing necessary teaching materials and supplies, thus enhancing the quality of education.
The Cash Allowance for Public School Teachers has seen a steady increase over the years. In June 2020, the allowance was set at P3,500. The following year, in June 2021, it was increased to P5,000. In August 2022, the allowance remained at P5,000, and in 2023, it is expected to increase to P7,500, although this is yet to be confirmed.
Eligibility and Distribution
The Cash Allowance for Public School Teachers is provided to teachers who are in service in the Department of Education as of the first day of the school year up to 30 calendar days after the start of the school year. Teachers who assume duty beyond 30 days after the start of the school year are entitled to a pro-rata basis.
However, there are exceptions to this rule. Public school teachers with no teaching load, those on an indefinite leave of absence, maternity leave, study leave, those guilty of any offense in connection with their work, and those who are no longer in service as of the official start of the school year are not entitled to the Cash Allowance for Public School Teachers.
Pro-Rated Payment System
The pro-rated payment of the Cash Allowance for Public School Teachers is based on the date of assumption to duty from the opening of classes. Those who assume duty within the first 30 days will receive 100% of the allowance amounting to P5000; 80% or P4000 for those after the first 30 days but not more than 90 days; 50 % or P2500 for those after 90 days but not more than 150 days; and 20% or P1000 for those after 150 days until the end of the school year.
The annual Cash Allowance for Public School Teachers is expected to increase in tranches: P5,000 in 2021 and 2022, P7,500 in 2023, and P10,000 in 2024. This increase is a testament to the government’s commitment to improving the welfare of public school teachers.
The Cash Allowance for Public School Teachers is a crucial support system for educators in the public school system. It not only aids in the purchase of necessary teaching materials but also serves as a token of appreciation for the invaluable service teachers provide to the nation.
List of Regions/Divisions/Schools with Cash Allowance Received