DepEd to release cash allowance for teachers this month. Public school teachers nationwide will receive P3,500 cash allowance this month to be used for “any teaching-related expenses” for the School Year (SY) 2020-2021, said the Department of Education (DepEd) on Monday, June 1.
DepEd Undersecretary for Finance Annalyn Sevilla, in an online press conference, said that the agency will release the one-time cash allowance amounting to P3,500 per teacher in the second week of June.
According to Usec. Sevilla, the cash allowance can be used by the teachers for any teaching-related expenses for the entire school year. “It will be up to them on how they’re going to spend it,” she said. “We will not ask for accounting or receipt [and] it will be given to them as cash,” she added.
The Cash Allowance, formerly known as Chalk Allowance, is usually given to public teachers before the school opening of every year. Sevilla said that for this year, DepEd will issue guidelines where a provision specifically citing that the needs of teachers as they prepare for the implementation of the Learning Continuity Plan (LCP) will be covered by the cash allowance.
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There is also a memorandum issued regarding this matter.
1. The P3,500 cash allowance shall be released in June 2020;
2. The Department of Education (DepEd) Regional Offices (ROs) must ensure that the allotment shall be released to Schools Division Offices (SDOs) on or before May 15, 2020;
3. It is expected that DepEd ROs and SDOs shall have the cash allocation ready for the payment of the cash allowance and that such is included in the 2nd Quarter Notice of Cash Allocation and Monthly Disbursement Plan by coordinating with its respective Department of Budget and Management TOs; and
4. The DepEd Central Office shall also release separate policy guidelines on the grant of the Cash Allowance to Teachers to include teaching supplies and materials related to the preparations to the shift to the Learning Continuity Plan, as among the allowable uses of the cash allowance for the teachers.
Please be guided accordingly.
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