DO 43, s. 1986 – Suspension of Classes

August 27, 1986
DO 43, s. 1986
Suspension of Classes

To: Regional Directors
Schools Superintendents
Presidents, State Colleges and Universities
Heads of Private Schools, Colleges and Universities
Vocational School Superintendents/Administrators

  1. Department Order No. 17, s. 1970 is hereby reissued with amendments as indicated.
    1. Where Typhoon Signal No. 3 or higher is raised by the Weather Bureau, classes in all schools, colleges and universities (public and private) shall be automatically suspended.
    2. Where Typhoon Signal No.2 is raised, all elementary and secondary classes shall be automatically suspended; the suspension of collegiate classes shall be announced by the Regional Director.
    3. Where only Typhoon Signal No. 1 is raised, there will be no suspension of classes, excepting where there is an existence of any condition endangering lives and safety of pupils, students and teachers. In such cases, the school head concerned may use their discretion in suspending classes.
    4. In cases other than inclement weather (transportation strikes, disasters, insurgencies, etc.), school heads in affected areas are authorized to take the necessary steps, including suspension of classes, to minimize risks to the health and safety of school children. It is expected that school heads would exercise their beat judgment and discretion in this regard.
    5. An order for the suspension of classes shall be understood to take effect from the time the order was issued until the last class hours of the school day, unless otherwise specified in the order.
    6. Announcements of suspension of classes shall be made by the regional director/school head concerned not later than six o’clock in the morning.
  2. This MECS Order supersedes all previous regulations on the same subject matter.

Reference: MECS Order: (No. 26, s. 1986)
Allotment: 1-2-3-4–(D.O. 1-76)

To be indicated in the Perpetual – Index under the following subjects:
Course of Study, ELEMENTARY