The Department of Education (DepEd) announces that the enrolment for Senior High School (SHS) for SY 2016-2017 in all public secondary schools will start on May 2, 2016. In line with this,school principals and/or school heads, with the support of the SHS Focal Person, and schools division offices, are enjoined to take the lead role in implementing enrolment activities in their respective localities to ensure universal participation in SHS. Also, schools division offices and schools are directed to use enrolment data to continuously improve their SHS implementation plans and to make necessary adjustments in order to ensure efficient school operations in time for the opening of classes on June 13, 2016.
The Department of Education (DepEd) has issued Department Order No. 24, s. 2016 entitled Guidelines on Accepting Donations and on Processing Applications for the Availment of Tax Incentives by Private Donor – Partners Supporting the K to 12 Program which aims to provide details on the availment of tax incentives by private sector partners and on valuation of their support.
The School Calendar for School Year (SY) 2016-2017 shows the school events and activities for the said SY. The core events and activities for this SY, which represent the actual teaching-learning days, shall be strictly observed in all schools.
The Department of Education (DepEd) has instituted a National Indigenous Peoples Education (IPEd) Program in pursuit of the National Indigenous Peoples Education Policy Framework based on DepEd Order No. 62, s. 2011 entitled Adopting the National Indigenous Peoples (IP) Education Policy Framework and Republic Act (RA) No. 10533, the Enhanced Basic Education Act of 2013.
In order to assist higher education institutions (HEIs) to determine the learners who are eligible to proceed to higher education in School Year (SY) 2016-2017, the Department of Education (DepEd) issued DepEd Order (DO) No. 42, s. 2015 entitled High School Graduates Who are Eligible to Enrol in Higher Education Institutions in School Year (SY) 2016-2017.
In line with the effort of the Department of Education (DepEd) to establish a complete and accurate database of learners, the Learner Information System (LIS) will be open from April 6 to May 15, 2016 to allow Encoding, Housekeeping, and Updating of Status of Alternative Learning System (ALS) for Calendar Year (CY) 2015 and Abot-Alam Learner Profiles for CYs 2014 and 2015 on the LIS. This is to address discrepancies in the reports submitted by the schools divisions vis-à-vis the actual data in the LIS, as well as to support the downloading of 2015 continuing funds for the implementation of Abot-Alam in 2016.
The Department of Education (DepEd) issues the enclosed Guidelines on the Organizational Structures and Staffing Patterns of Stand-alone and Integrated Public Senior High Schools (SHS). It aims to provide comprehensive guidelines, standards, and procedures that clearly define the organizational structures and staffing patterns of different types of public senior high schools, as well as clarify the roles and functions of their teaching and non-teaching staff.
The Government Assistance to Students and Teachers in Private Education, consisting of the Education Service Contracting (ESC) and the Teacher Salary Subsidy (TSS), is a demonstration of the Government’s commitment to maintain the viability of private education as a key partner in the delivery of quality basic education.
For the information and guidance of all concerned, enclosed is a copy of the Implementing Rules and Regulations (IRR) of Republic Act (RA) No. 9083 entitled An Act Establishing the Sta. Rosa Science and Technology High School in Sta. Rosa, Laguna and Appropriating Funds Therefor.
With the implementation of the Department of Education’s (DepEd) Rationalization Plan, several offices were restructured, streamlined or dissolved, including the Bureau of Secondary Education, which previously managed the Government Assistance to Students and Teachers in Private Education (GASTPE) Program. Although the day to day administration of the GASTPE Program is contracted to the Private Education Assistance Committee (PEAC), a focal unit is needed in the Central Office to manage policy formulation, implementation, and monitoring nationwide.