Guidelines on the suspension of classes when typhoons

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Guidelines on the suspension of classes when typhoons

  1. 1. By the President of the Philippines EO No. 66 dtd January 9, 2012 • Prescribing rules on the cancellation or suspension of classes and work in Government offices due to typhoons, flooding, other weather disturbances and calamities
  2. 2. • PAGASA- Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration • National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council
  3. 3. DOST PAGASA Recom OCD Endorse ment NDRRM C Directive CHED DEPED Memo circular/S uspensio n of classes/ Announc ements MEDIA GEN. PUBLIC Source: NDCC Memorandum No. 9, s. 2007
  4. 4. Dated May 28, 2012 Guidelines on the Implementation of EO No. 66
  5. 5. • Storm Signal No. 1: Public and Private Preschool and Kindergarten Classes in the affected areas shall be automatically cancelled or suspended
  6. 6. • Storm Signal No. 2: Public and Private Preschool, Kindergarten, Eleme ntary and Secondary Classes in the affected areas shall be automatically cancelled or suspended
  7. 7. • Storm Signal No. 3: Work in all DepEd offices in the affected areas shall be automatically cancelled or suspended
  8. 8. • Depending on signal numbers declared at 10:00 PM – 4:00 AM (Whole day classes) • Depending on signal numbers declared at 11:00 AM (Afternoon classes)
  9. 9. • In the absence of typhoon signal warnings from PAGASA, localized cancellation/ suspension of classes in both public and private schools and work in government offices may be implemented by LOCAL CHIEF EXECUTIVES
  10. 10. • LOCAL CHIEF EXECUTIVES is the Chairpersons of the Local Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council (LDRRMC) • Republic Act 10121 or the Philippine Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Act of 2010 (dtd May 27)
  11. 11. • School Heads (SH) May only cancel or suspend classes in cases where urgent action is needed to prevent loss of life or bodily harm.
  12. 12. • Local Government Executives as Chairperson of the LDRRMC, in coordination with the National DRRMC
  13. 13. • Regional and Division shall active their Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Offices (DRRMO) to monitor the situation and keep lines of communications
  14. 14. • Standard reporting procedures between Regional and Division DRRMOs with the Central Office DRRMO applies
  15. 15. • Automatic cancellation/ suspension of classes after it is officially published by PAGASA
  16. 16. • In cases where the PAGASA has not raised any storm signal warning or declared presence of a tropical cyclone, the Regional and Division DRRMOs to communicate with RDRRMC and LDRRMC for decision to cancel or suspend classes in their respective Locality
  17. 17. • The parents have the ultimate responsibility for determining whether their children should go to school, even if NO order for cancellation/ suspension has been issued
  18. 18. • Parents and Teachers: That the required number of school days for the SY shall be considered specially in holding MAKE- UP classes to offset the days when classes are cancelled/ suspended
  19. 19. • MAKE- UP CLASSES Shall be held on Saturdays or on Weekdays beyond the originally set school calendar in both public and private schools
  20. 20. • SCHOOL DESIGNATED AS EVACUATION CENTERS School officials, DRRMCs are requested to render service even when classes are suspended
  21. 21. A. Contingency Plan 1. Situation 2. SWOT Analysis/ RISK Identification 3. Evacuation Plan 4. Coordinating Procedures • Organization • Work Plan – July (National Disaster and Preparedness Month) • Accomplishment Reports
  22. 22. • Republic Act 10121 • Executive Order No. 66,s.2012 • DepEd Order No. 43, s. 2012 • DepEd Order No. 26, s. 2012 • DepEd Order No. 28, s. 2005 • NDCC Memorandum No. 7, s. 2006

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