DO 01, s. 2018 – Amendment to Deped Order No. 20, s. 2017 (Guidelines on the Implementation of the Educational Service Contracting and Teachers’ Salary Subsidy Programs in Junior High School for School Year 2017-2018)

Amendment to Deped Order No. 20, s. 2017 (Guidelines on the Implementation of the Educational Service Contracting and Teachers’ Salary Subsidy Programs in Junior High School for School Year 2017-2018)
To:     Undersecretaries
Assistant Secretaries
Bureau and Service Directors
Regional Directors
Regional Secretary, ARMM
Schools Division Superintendents
Public and Private Elementary and Secondary School Heads
All Others Concerned
  1. The Department of Education (DepEd) issued the Guidelines on the Implementation of the Educational Service Contracting and Teachers Salary Subsidy Programs in Junior High School for School Year 2017-2018 through DepEd Order No. 20, s. 2017.  However, Item VII.D. Amount of ESC Grant of the enclosure is hereby amended as follows:
           From
Table 2. Amounts of the ESC grant for SY 2017-2018 (in PHP per student per SY)
Grade Level Schools in National
Capital Region (NCR)
Schools Outside
NCR
Grade 7
P11,000.00
P8,500.00
Grade 8
P11,000.00
P8,500.00
Grade 9
P11,000.00
P8,500.00
Grade 10
P10,000.00
P7,500.00
To
                         Table 2. Amounts of the ESC grant for SY 2017-2018 (in PHP per student per SY)
Location of ESC-participating JHS
Grade Level Schools in National Capital Region (NCR) Highly Urbanized Cities (HUCS) Outside NCR All Other

Locations
Grade 7
P13,000.00
P11,000.00
P9,000.00
Grade 8
P11,000.00
P8,500.00
P8,500.00
Grade 9
P11,000.00
P8,500.00
P8,500.00
Grade 10
P10,000.00
P7,500.00
P7,500.00
  1. The increase in the subsidy amounts is intended to lessen the amount of top-up fees shouldered by students and their families.  The additional tier in the location of the school is to align the ESC subsidy scheme with that of the Senior High School Voucher Program (SHS VP).  Both the increase and tiering were approved by the State Assistance Council (SAC) through a referendum.  Both apply only to the subsidies of Grade 7 grantees for SY 2017-2018.  The amount of subsidy for Grades 8-10 grantees shall still be the same as in the previous school year.
  1. All other provisions of DO 20, s. 2017 shall remain in full force and effect.
  1. Immediate dissemination of and strict compliance with this Order is directed.

(Sgd)LEONOR MAGTOLIS BRIONES
Secretary

Reference: DepEd Order:  (No. 20, 2017)
To be indicated in the Perpetual Index under the following subjects:

AMENDMENT
FUNDS
JUNIOR HIGH SCHOOL
POLICY
PROGRAMS
SCHOOLS
STUDENTS
TEACHERS