February 25, 2022 – The Department of Education (DepEd) would like to clarify to the public its relationship with the Parent Teachers Association (PTA) as a school-based organization in ensuring the delivery of education-related services to all of our stakeholders.
As clearly stated in DepEd Order No. 54 series of 2009, “…As an organization operating in the school, the PTA shall adhere to all existing policies and implementing guidelines issued or hereinafter may be issued by the Department of Education. The PTA shall serve as a support group and as a significant partner of the school whose relationship shall be defined by cooperative and open dialogue with stakeholders to promote the welfare of the students.”
DepEd Order No. 54, series of 2009 also states that “all PTA activities within the school premises or which involve the school, its personnel or students shall be with prior consultation and approval of the School Head”.
The said order further stipulates certain prohibited activities for the PTA, including “engagement in any partisan political activity within school premises”.
We continue to recognize and value the partnership of the community, our parents, our teachers, and our school administration in ensuring the delivery of quality basic education for all of our learners.