LGUs may suspend classes if warranted

The Department of Education (DepEd) on Monday advised local government units they can immediately suspend classes in Palawan if weather condition worsens, even if the province has not been officially placed under a storm warning.

Provincial DepEd disaster risk reduction management officer Eugene dela Tore said there was no order for automatic suspension of classes in the wake of Typhoon Maria because Palawan was not placed under a storm warning.

“Hindi naman tayo kasama sa mayroong public storm warning signal kaya wala tayong automatic class suspension but kung ma-observe nila na hindi na safe pumasok sa school dahil sa ulan ay pwede ng mag-declare ang kanilang munisipyo,” Dela Torre said.

He added automatic class suspension will be applied only for kindergarten during Public Storm Warning Singal No. 1; the elementary level for Signal No. 2; and all levels for Signal No. 3.

He said only the municipality of Culion has declared a suspension of classes on daycare and elementary levels.


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