March 31, 2008 DO 23, s. 2008 – Guidelines in the Utilization of the Additional Subsidy for the Regional Science High Schools for CY 2008

March 31, 2008
DO 23, s. 2008
Guidelines in the Utilization of the Additional Subsidy for the Regional Science High Schools for CY 2008

To: Undersecretaries
Assistant Secretaries
Bureau Directors
Regional Directors
Schools Division/City Superintendents
Heads, Regional Science High Schools

  1. For CY 2008, each of the seventeen (17) schools designated as Regional Science High Schools (RSHSs) shall be granted an annual subsidy based on a fixed allocation of One Million Pesos (PhPl,000,000.00) and a variable allocation of Two Thousand Pesos (PhP2,000.00) per student to augment their regular allocation for Maintenance and Other Operating Expenses (MOOE).
  2. The utilization of the said amount shall follow these specific guidelines:
    10% Procurement of supplies and materials for Science, Mathematics and English only and maintenance and minor repair of science and computer laboratories;
    15% Procurement of instructional materials including textbooks/reference books for Science, Mathematics, English and other subject areas, professional books, video materials and software in Science, Mathematics and English including Internet subscription;
    20% Procurement of Science and Mathematics equipment including the maintenance and repair of previously owned equipment and upgrading of computer and printers;
    12.5% For electric and water bills;
    25% For expenses for training/professional upgrading of all teachers/principals/OICs directly managing the RSHSs, including attendance in seminars that may be sponsored by DepED or other agencies; expenses for students’ participation in Science and Mathematics related activities;
    12.5% Subsidy for student researches/projects; and
    5% For extra essential services such as security services.
  3. The allotment and the corresponding cash requirement for the purpose shall be released by the DBM Regional Offices concerned directly to the implementing units pursuant to the provisions of DBM and DepED Joint Circular No. 2004-1 (The Guidelines on the Direct Release of Funds to Regional Offices and Implementing Units). As such, funds will be directly released to the schools with fiscal autonomy, and thru the Schools Division Offices for those non-fiscally autonomous schools.
  4. A Report on the Status of the Fund Received as of December 31, 2008 including the list of Science and Mathematics supplies and materials procured by the school shall be submitted to the Regional Office, copy furnished the Bureau of Secondary Education (BSE) not later than January 15, 2009, using the enclosed format. Such report shall be supported by a schedule, duly certified correct by the school head, indicating therein the amount actually spent for each expenditure item herein authorized. The utilization of any excess amount for purposes other than the expenditure item herein authorized shall be cleared with the DepED Central Office (Attention: Director, Bureau of Secondary Education).
  5. Immediate dissemination of and strict compliance with this Order is directed.

As stated
DepED Order: No. 65, s. 2007 Allotment: 1- -(D.O. 50-97)

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