Department of Education Secretary Jesli Lapus advised school officials and teachers to avoid donations and contributions for Christmas party.
Lapus stressed the DepEd guideline, “no collection policy in public schools”. He said that this shall be voluntary and not compulsary for celebrations should not be a burden to parents and teachers should not coerce students to contribute any amount for such celebrations.
The DepEd chief also warned the members of the Parents and Teachers Association (PTA). He said that teachers and parents should not compel contributions for the annual party. He further stressed the guidelines contained in DepEd Order 74, Series of 2008 stating the punishment against school officials and teachers who will violate the department’s policy.
According to Lapus, “Christmas celebrations should be simple but meaningful, bearing in mind the true spirit of the season.”[tags]Christmas party, Christmas, contribution, Jesli Lapus, PTA, Lapus, Department of Education, DepEd, Jesli, School teachers, public schools, high school, Batangas, WOWBatangas[/tags]