June 2, 2008 DO 45, s. 2008 – Student Uniforms Not Required in Public Elementary and Secondary Schools
To : Undersecretaries
Schools Division Superintendents
Chiefs of Divisions
To increase school participation of all school-aged children, it is important to remove any and all obstacles, particularly financial, to their enrolment in public schools. Accordingly, the President has ordered the following:
- The wearing of a school uniform shall not be required in public schools.
- Identification (ID) cards shall be provided to students at no cost to them. The school administration shall fund these from their MOOE.
Students with existing uniforms may continue using these uniforms, if they so desire, in order to avoid incurring additional costs for new attire.
For immediate dissemination and strict compliance.
Reference: DECS Order No. 1, s. 2002
Allotment: 1— (D.0.50-97)
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