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House approves career progression for public school teachers

House approves career progression for public school teachers

The house approved the substitute bill for HB 1580 and 3554, or “An Act Institutionalizing the Career Progression System for Public School Teachers,” introduced by Reps. Yedda Marie Romualdez of Tingog Party-list and Deputy Speaker Ralph Recto of Batangas 6th District. 

The bill would aim to create new teaching positions with higher salary grades.

Under HB 1580, four new positions—Teacher IV, Teacher V, Teacher, VI, and Teacher VII, would be formed.

The intention is “to boost professional development and career advancement among public school teachers.”

“The proposed legislation is in line with the Department of Education’s (DepEd) commitment to strengthen the right of teachers to professional advancement and the policy of the State to provide quality education at all levels to the Filipino learners,” the bill’s explanatory note said.

The proposal would provide a Teacher IV position with Salary Grade (SG) 14 (P32,321), Teacher V with SG 15 (P35,097), Teacher VI with SG 16 (P38,150), and Teacher VII with SG 17 (P41,508).