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DepEd Guidelines on Suspension of Classes

The Department of Education (DepEd) has a policy on the suspension of classes during inclement weather (typhoons/storms) in private and public schools nationwide via DepEd Order No. 28 series of 2005 and DEPED Order No. 50 s. 2007 with NDCC Memorandum No. 7 s. 2006. Read on and be informed.

DepEd Order No. 28 series of 2005: GUIDELINES ON THE SUSPENSION OF CLASSES WHEN TYPHOONS AND OTHER CALAMITIES OCCUR
  • Storm warning signal number 1: Classes in pre-school level in all public and private schools will be automatically suspended.
  • Storm warning signal number 2: Classes in pre-school, elementary and high school in all public and private schools will be automatically suspended.
  • Storm warning signal number 3: Classes in all levels are automatically suspended.
  • Storm warning signal number 4: All travel and outdoor activities are cancelled.
  • In the absence of typhoon signal warnings from PAGASA, localized suspension of classes in both public and private schools at the pre-school, elementary and secondary levels can be decided by the local authorities, including the DEPED regional director, DEPED division superintendent, school principal or local government officials concerned;
  • The ultimate responsibility for determining whether or not their children should go to school is given to the PARENTS.
NDCC MEMORANDUM NO. 07 s. 2006 (Amended by NDCC MEMORANDUM NO. 9 s. 2007)
  • The Chairman, NDCC or the NDCC Executive Officer or their duly designated representatives shall announce the suspension of classes based on DOST-PAGASA recommendation before 10:00 PM the previous day.
  • In case there are no announcements made by the NDCC, city/municipal mayor and/or local chief executives within their AORs (area of responsibility), DepEd and CHED can make the appropriate announcements based on their respective mandates and guidelines.
  • For the suspension of work in government offices, the Office of the President through the Executive Secretary shall make the announcement based on the Chairman, NDCC's recommendation.
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DepEd Guidelines on the Suspension of Classes
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