The Department of Education (DepEd) announced on Monday that all classes in public schools, from kindergarten to senior high school, will be temporarily suspended from May 2 to 13 to prepare for this year’s national and local elections.
According to the DepEd Order No. 29, s. 2021, the two-week class suspension will be allocated for national election-related activities.
𝗣𝗔𝗕𝗔𝗧𝗜𝗗 | Walang pasok ang mga mag-aaral sa lahat ng antas sa mga pampublikong paaralan mula May 2-13, 2022.— DepEd (@DepEd_PH) April 18, 2022
Ayon ito sa DepEd Order No. 29, s. 2021, na naglalaan sa mga nasabing araw para sa National Election-related Activities ng mga guro at kawani ng DepEd. pic.twitter.com/f6ifLvNcEu
However, teachers are required to still report in schools during days that have no election-related duties or activities.
During elections, teachers serve as inspectors, and the public school classrooms are used as voting centers.
Filipino voters will cast their ballots on May 9, 2022.