April 29, 2022 – The DepEd Secretary during the joint Execom-Mancom meeting held on Friday considering the best interest of the service and of the teaching force, approved the recommendation of the Regional Directors and Division Superintendents raised through the Governance and Operations Strand, to allow teachers not to report on-site on May 2 to 13, upon the following grounds:
1. Majority of the teachers, numbering more than 640,000 are expected to serve in the May 9 national and local elections.
2. Teachers and schools are making preparations for election activities and as polling places before election day. There will also be immediate post-election activities in the schools and by the teachers who will serve in the elections.
Teachers not serving in the elections shall continue to attend to tasks including the accomplishment of school forms, preparation of instructional materials, preparation of learning plans, and evaluation of learner’s outputs/portfolios, during the period.
The Secretary instructed the Governance and Operations and the Curriculum and Instruction strands to provide the appropriate guidance to field units to implement the decision.