DepEd: Working to provide cash aid for teachers in private schools
The Department of Education (DepEd) said Monday that they were working to provide financial aid for teachers in small private schools.
DepEd Secretary Leonor Briones said that she consulted the acting Socioeconomic Planning Secretary Karl Kendrick Chua about providing financial assistance for private school teachers.
According to Secretary Briones, Chua recommended that private school teachers turn to the government’s program which provides cash aid to workers of small businesses.
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“It was suggested that we can seek assistance through helping employees of small businesses,” Secretary Briones said in a virtual press briefing.
“Ang sabi niya (he said), we do it the same way for other small businesses, because we are referring to small schools,” she said, referring to Chua.
Briones also said that the DepEd would ask private schools organizations to provide a list of teachers who may be qualified for the assistance.
“Ang focus dito (the focus here) are teachers of small schools who cannot be paid,” she said.
“[Iyong] hanggang 10 months lang sila, so kapag walang klase, walang suweldo. Iyon ang gusto naming i-submit at bigyan ng assistance,” Briones explained.
(Those who only get paid for 10 months, so when there are no classes, they don’t receive salary. Those are the ones we want to submit and give assistance to.)
A group of administrators earlier said around half a million private school employees — both teaching and non-teaching personnel — have been affected by the coronavirus crisis, and they are receiving reduced income or no income at all under the “no work, no pay” scheme.
DepEd: Working to provide cash aid for teachers in private schools – Updated: May 11, 2020
Source: ABS-CBN News
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