DepEd reminds schools of No Collection Policy
The Department of Education (DepEd) reminded public schools again this Friday about their enforced ‘no collection policy’. Previously, during the budget hearing last Thursday, issues raised in the Senate about public schools collecting contributions through the Parent-Teacher Association (PTA) were discussed.
According to DepEd Spokesman and Undersecretary Michael Poa, they strictly prohibit soliciting for school supplies and appliances for students. ‘We have what we call a no collection policy, so our schools really can’t collect,’ said Poa, in a radio interview.
At the same time, he also encouraged the public to immediately file a complaint in their office if there are violations occurring. ‘If PTAs are being used to circumvent our no collection policy, we are open and accept complaints,’ he added.
‘The point of the ‘no collection policy’ is that it should not affect the grades or any performance of the child if they are unable to contribute.’
Poa also mentioned that they will reissue a department order regarding this policy.