DO 59, s. 2002 – Rules and Regulations on the Operation of Private Preschools
TO: Bureau Directors
Schools Division Superintendents
Presidents, State Colleges & Universities
Heads of Private Schools, Colleges & Universities
- DECS Order No. 107, s. 1989 re Guidelines on the Organization and Operation of Preschools, specifically on the physical environment requirement will be strictly enforced.
- Application for permit of new schools must include information on the initial/basic tuition fees and miscellaneous fees to be charged.
- Schools that have been operating for 2 years or more without permit should stop their operation.
- Regional Offices shall publish in leading newspapers the list of registered preschools on or before April of each school year.
- Established schools must update the Division/Regional offices on their existing tuition and miscellaneous fees yearly.
- Schools should submit to the Regional Offices accomplished application form for the tuition fee increase together with minutes of meeting with parents and agreements made.
- Regional Directors are also empowered to recommend limits on the tuition fees increase based on existing laws and guidelines subject to the control and supervision of the Secretary.
- Regional Offices should form a fact-finding committee which includes supervisors and legal officers to conduct a dialogue/investigation on any school’s violation of the Department’s policy on exorbitant tuition and other fees charged. The committee must also recommend to the Secretary closure of preschools which violate the rules on the establishment of schools.
- Regional Offices are required to designate a private school supervisor who will closely supervise and monitor preschools with or without permit.
- Report on the monitoring and supervision must be submitted to the Bureau of Elementary Education, this Department.
Decs Order No. 107, s. 1989
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RULES & REGULATIONS