DepEd updates guidelines on automatic suspension of classes during inclement weather

DepEd has amended its policy regarding the automatic suspension of classes during inclement weather and typhoons under DepEd Order No. 37, s. 2022.

The Department of Education has updated its policies regarding the automatic suspension of classes during inclement weather and typhoons through DepEd Order No. 37, s. 2022. The following are the key points of the guidelines:

1. Automatic suspension of all levels of in-person and online classes if the LGU is placed under any PAGASA wind signal (1,2,3,4, or 5).

2. In-person and online classes are automatically suspended at all levels if the LGU is under a PAGASA Yellow, Orange, or Red Rainfall Warning.

3. Automatic suspension of in-person and online classes at all levels if the LGU is under a PAGASA Flood Warning.

If PAGASA issues a wind signal, rainfall warning, or flood warning while classes are in session, students will be sent home when it is safe. If the conditions are unsafe, students will be allowed to stay at school until it is safe for them to go home.

The Department of Education issues DepEd Order No. 37, s. 2022 or the Guidelines on the Cancellation or Suspension of...

Posted by DepEd Philippines on Thursday, September 1, 2022

The Department of Education Order No. 37, Section 2022, or the "Guidelines on the Cancellation or Suspension of Classes and Work in Schools in the Event of Natural Disasters," promotes and protects learners and personnel from unnecessary physical dangers that may befall them during natural disasters and calamities.

DepEd issued this order to further guide schools, personnel, and students in both public and private institutions on the suspension of classes and work during emergencies.
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