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Salient Points Created by RA 4670; passed on June 18, 1966Its policy declares the promotion and improvement of the public school teachers in: Social and economic status Living and working conditions Terms of employment Career prospect
Salient Points It attracts and retains in the teaching profession people with the proper qualifications.It strengthen the stability of the teaching profession in the public school system.This act applies to all public school teachers except those in the professorial staff of state colleges and universities.
Salient Points “TEACHER” – all persons engaged in classroom teaching in any level of instruction, on full-time basis
Due Process Dismissal for legitimatereasons follow rules establishedfor protecting the rights ofteachers. This process containscertain elements:
Due Process The teacher must be given timely, detailed, written notice of the charges.The teacher must be accorded sufficient time to prepare defense.The teacher has the right to be represented by legal counsel.
Due Process The teacher may present written or oral evidence, including witnesses.The teacher may cross-examine witnesses and challenge evidence.The teacher shall be heard by an impartial body.The teacher has the right to appeal to a higher body.
Significant Features The right against transfer from one station to another without the teacher’s consent (except for a cause).The right for a married couple, both of whom are school teachers, to be employed in the same locality whenever possible.
Significant Features The right to enjoy academic freedom, that which, upholds the teacher’s rights to freely discuss topics or issues within their field of expertise.
Significant Features The right to additional compensation for services in excess of six hours of actual classroom teaching, hardship allowance, automatic retirement promotion, clothing allowance, chalk allowance, productivity, etc.
Significant Features The right to enjoy free physical examination and free medical treatment or hospitalization.The right to one year study leave with pay equivalent to 60% salary after seven years of service.
Significant Features The right to enjoy one range salary raise upon retirement, which shall be the basis of the retirement pay and monthly benefit thereafter.The freedom to organize and join organizations, local or national.