Rainy days are here again and sad to say it coincide with the beginning of the school year. I’d like to share to my dear readers the Department of Education’s Automatic Guidelines for class suspension or cancellation in time of typhoons and flooding.
For Public Storm Signal Number 1 – classes in kindergarten and pre-school are suspended in affected areas
For Public Storm Signal Number 2 – no classes in kinder, pre-school, elementary and high school in affected areas
For Public Storm Signal Number 3 – no classes in all levels pre-school, elementary, secondary and high school and work in DepEd offices in the affected area are cancelled too.
This part is something new:
A whole day class suspension would be effective on areas affected by typhoons if PAGASA raised the Public Storm Signal Warnings from their 10:00 p.m. or 4:00 a.m. weather advisory.
Half-day class suspension (afternoon class cancellation) would be in effect only if PAGASA announced the Public Storm Signal Warning during their 11:00 a.m weather advisory.
DepEd says that the parents have the right to decide whether or not to send their child to school if the weather is bad but no announcement of public storm signal is in effect.
The local government officers and the school administration also have the right to announce suspension or cancellation of classes when their area is affected by storm, flooding, earthquake and other emergencies.
LATEST: Dep-Ed says, they will no longer announce matters about class suspension because our respective local government officials will be responsible for this from now on.