June 24, 2009
DO 67, s. 2009
Clarification to DepEd Order No. 54, s. 2009 (Revised Guidelines Governing Parents-Teachers Associations (PTAs) at the School Level)

To: Undersecretaries
Assistant Secretaries
Bureau Directors
Directors of Services/Centers and Heads of Units
Regional Directors
Schools Division/City Superintendents
Public Schools District Supervisors
Heads, Public Elementary and Secondary Schools

  1. Item X (Transitory Provision) of DepED Order No. 54 is hereby clarifiedWhereas, DepED Order No. 54, s. 2009 (X. Transitory Provision) provides: “Existing and duly recognized PTCAs and its Federations shall no longer be given recognition effective School Year 2009-2010. They shall cease operation at the end of School Year 2008-2009 and given until June 30, 2009 to dissolve, wind up their activities, submit their financial reports and turn-over all documents to the School Heads and Schools Division Superintendents, respectively;Whereas, there is a need to clarify the purpose and intent of such provision to mean that PTCAs that do not conform to these guidelines shall no longer be given recognition but in no way to abolish the PTCAs;

    Wherefore, the same Transitory Provision of DepED Order No. 54, s. 2009 shall read as follows:

    X. Transitory Provision
    Existing PTCAs, whether SEC registered or not, may conform to these Guidelines effective School Year 2009-2010 in order to be recognized as the duly constituted PTAs; provided, that PTAs already existing and duly recognized at the time of the signing of this Order shall continue to exist and operate as such subject to this Order and other existing rules and regulations of the Department.

  2. Immediate dissemination of and compliance with this Order is directed.

DepED Order: (No. 54, s. 2009)
Allotment: 1–(D.O. 50-97)

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