DepEd defends mandatory reporting to schools of all teachers
The Department of Education said it was only complying with the government’s order in mandating all its personnel to report to schools.
DepEd said its policy was in compliance with the Office of the President’s Memorandum Circular (MC) No. 96, which required on-site workforce in government agencies under the COVID-19 alert level system.
DepEd stated that based on its Memorandum No. 29, series of 2022 or the “Work Arrangements in the Department of Education during the Imposition of Alert Level 1 System for COVID-19 Response,” the 100 percent on-site reporting capacity is mandated for all DepEd offices.
“We see the 100% onsite reporting as an opportunity to improve the implementation of our multiple learning delivery modalities, through a more efficient supervision and monitoring of the proper use of learning modules and online platform,” Education Secretary Leonor Briones said in a statement.
“With this, we can facilitate school-level activities such as learning action cells, coaching and mentoring, remedial classes, and parent-teacher conferences,” she added.
According to DepEd, this will cover all teaching and non-teaching personnel, including contracts of service and job orders in all offices, schools, and community learning centers, both adopting face-to-face classes and distance learning modalities.
“As our personnel go back to our schools and offices, we want to ensure their health and safety. We enjoin field officials to provide the necessary support they need for the success of our learning delivery to our children,” said Briones.