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Teachers push to move opening of classes to mid-September, early October

Teachers push to move opening of classes to mid-September, early October

Teachers’ group urged Vice President and Department of Education Secretary Sara Duterte to move the opening of classes to the middle of September or the first week of October to give teachers more time to rest.

“From the very start, we teachers are entitled to two months of vacation to give us time to rest physically, emotionally and mentally. Unlike other workers, teachers don’t have sick or vacation leaves,” said TDC national chair Benjo Basas, a teacher in Caloocan City.

DepEd has not yet issued an order on the official school calendar for school year 2022-2023, but the previous DepEd leadership proposed that classes resume on Aug. 22.

Basas noted that school year 2021-2022 should have ended on June 24, under DepEd Order No. 29, series of 21, but teachers still had to organize end-of-school-year rites until July 2.

They also have to conduct remedial and enrichment classes for students who received failing grades for three weeks from July 4 to Aug. 12.

“Until now, the work of teachers in schools is not yet finished,” Basas said.

“We need to read forms and prepare documents for performance rating. And in the coming weeks until August, teachers should attend in-service training, Brigada Eskwela, and other back-to-school and enrollment activities.”

President Marcos earlier announced that face-to-face classes should start by September, and expected all schools to be holding face-to-face classes by November.

“We are hopeful that the President will consider extending the school break to give teachers more time to rest and to allow us to have more time to prepare for the start of the school year, especially that we are now returning to full face-to-face classes,” Basas said.

3 thoughts on “Teachers push to move opening of classes to mid-September, early October”

  1. sana po by august na po para hindi nakakalito mas ok n po ung face to face na po talaga kasi po pag ng online naman for sure marami na namang nakaonline pero pag pagtinawag nawawala
    sana merong literacy numeracy assessment pag bosy para matutukan ung mga slow reader hndi lang sa elementary kundi pati mga highschool
    dahil sa mass promoting kahit non reader na promote.. at excited na mga bata mag face to face dahil sa2 taon na online lang

    1. Mas ok pong yong november…wag nating e pressure yong mga teacher…need rest din naman sila…d naman siguro agad ma bububo ang mga anak natin sa ilang mga months na rest ng mga teachers pasasaan bat darating din tayo jan…at my kailangan pa di yan silang paghandaan para sa face to face classes…para sa mga protocols pa….taasan lng yong mindset natin…para sa ikabubuti ng lahat😇

  2. Yes i agree give enough time to our dear teachers to have rest. Buty main concern here is pls remove k12 its a burden to us as parents this additional 2tears is really hardtime for us in terms of financial. We are in a hurry that our children will finish thier college so they can settle thier self and fine a job.
    When applying if u compare k12 to a College graduate company still prefer to hire College grad than k12.
    Pls VP grant our request.

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