DepEd urges parents to locomote informed on schoolhouse policies

PASIG CITY, March 4, 2017 – The Department of Education (DepEd) is encouraging parents to render fourth dimension for the welfare of their children past times help schoolhouse meetings or parent-teacher conferences, as well as beingness informed on schoolhouse policies. 

In an interview, Undersecretary Jesus Mateo said that parents should participate inwards schoolhouse conferences, peculiarly during the opening of classes, to come across the teachers as well as principals as well as move aware of schoolhouse policies. 

“Parent-teacher conferences are where the policies, rules as well as regulations of the schoolhouse are beingness discussed, as well as nosotros encourage the parents to move involved inwards schoolhouse activities, to attend meetings as well as move informed,” Mateo said. 

Mateo added that it is during schoolhouse meetings that teachers hash out the activities for the year. This is likewise the fourth dimension for parents to heighten questions as well as clarifications or brand suggestions, such equally on the behavior of plain trips. 

Mateo said that the DepEd-National Capital Region (NCR) is implementing the policy inwards schools divisions past times creating a commission on plain trip evaluation.
“The business of the commission is to attempt out the plain trip proposals submitted past times the populace uncomplicated as well as secondary schools nether their jurisdiction earlier allowing them to proceed.” 

He added that the committee, equally a practice, evaluates the relevance of the action to the lessons, including the values to move derived from it. Safety measures of the children are included inwards the guidelines for evaluation. 

The DepEd reiterates its policy that schoolhouse plain trips are non mandatory. Moreover, schools are ordered to refrain from conducting punitive activities that position to disadvantage or behavior on the academic standing of students who are unable to join.

The policies on educational tours are based on DepEd Orders No. 56 s. 2001, No. 51 s. 2002, as well as No. 52 s. 2003.