DepEd: No plan to move students’ summer break to April-May
MANILA, Philippines — The Department of Education (DepEd) has no plans to move the school “summer” break back to April and May amid the hot weather.
“At the moment, there are no plans to revert,” DepEd spokesman Michael Poa said in a Viber message to reporters on Wednesday, when asked about the calls to move the school break back to April and May.
He said school heads have the discretion to suspend in-person classes and use alternative delivery modes or blended learning “if the environment is not conducive to learning.”
It was Senate basic education committee chairman Sherwin Gatchalian who said it is “time” to bring back the April-May summer break, following reports that students were hospitalized during a surprise fire drill in a school in Laguna.
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Some students reportedly passed out due to hunger and dehydration and suffered tiredness aggravated by the hot weather.
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