Teacher involvement in summer activities not mandatory
Undersecretary for Curriculum and Instruction Diosdado San Antonio reminds school administrators that teacher’s participation in summer break from July 19 to August 21 is not compulsory even in the conduct of remedial and advanced classes during the break.
“We know that teachers are currently on break, and their engagement in these activities, such as the Inset and webinars, should not be made mandatory by principals,” San Antonio explained.
San Antonio said teachers would be receiving service credit for their services during summer break.
“We want to emphasize that participating in these activities is voluntary. But despite being voluntary in nature, teachers will be receiving service credits for their work during the break,” he said.
He urged school administrators to recognize teachers who would voluntarily offer their time this break..
San Antonio made a clarification on the statement of the Alliance of Concerned Teachers that some school division offices are requiring teachers to use the summer break to make and submit their self-learning modules for the next school year.
“The modules are already made, and we will be using the modules developed last school year. There is no longer need to make new ones; we just have to revise those with errors in them,” he explained.