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Teachers’ Group Urges DepEd for More Budget for Graduation and Moving-Up Ceremonies.

Teachers from the Alliance of Concerned Teachers (ACT) have urged the Department of Education (DepEd) to allocate extra funds for end-of-school year events like graduation and moving-up ceremonies. This request comes as DepEd advises schools to hold these activities indoors or adjust timings to avoid the intense heat.

ACT emphasized the need for climate-resilient venues, especially during the hot season. They also highlighted the necessity of proper ventilation, medical facilities, and nursing staff when face-to-face classes resume.

DepEd Undersecretary Michael Poa stated that schools can formally request additional funds, subject to evaluation and fund availability.

The Department of Health supported DepEd’s guidelines, emphasizing the importance of protecting attendees from extreme heat.

Rizal High School, with approximately 2,271 senior high school students graduating this May, plans to split the ceremony into morning and afternoon batches due to limited space in their covered court.

Graduation and moving-up ceremonies in public schools are mandated to take place from May 29 to 31 according to DepEd guidelines.


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