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Monday, August 21, 2017

A to Z list of Inspirational Quotes for Pupils & Students

A to Z list of Inspirational Quotes for Pupils & Students

A to Z list of Inspirational Quotes for Pupils & Students


A to Z list of Inspirational Quotes Usable as Display Materials. Click on Links below to Download each.

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Sunday, August 20, 2017

DO 43, s. 2017 - Teacher Induction Program Policy

DO 43, s. 2017 - Teacher Induction Program Policy

DO 43, s. 2017 - Teacher Induction Program Policy




Teacher Induction Program Policy
To:     Undersecretaries
          Assistant Secretaries
          Bureau and Service Directors
          ARMM Regional Secretary
          Regional Directors
          Schools Division Superintendents
          Public and Private Elementary and Secondary Schools Heads
          All Others Concerned
  1. In line with the Teacher Induction Program (TIP) for the newly hired teachers, the Department of Education (DepEd), through the Teacher Education Council (TEC), issues the enclosed Teacher Induction Program Policy on the implementation of the TIP.
  1. DepEd fully supports the continuing professional development and progress of the newly hired teachers based on the principle of lifelong learning and the Department’s commitment to the development of new and beginning teachers.
  1. This policy will remain in force and in effect unless sooner repealed, amended, or rescinded. 
  1. Immediate dissemination of and strict compliance with this Order is directed.

(Sgd)LEONOR MAGTOLIS BRIONES
                   Secretary

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Friday, August 18, 2017

Enjoy 2 upcoming long weekends August 19-21 & 26-28, 2017

Enjoy 2 upcoming long weekends August 19-21 & 26-28, 2017

Enjoy 2 upcoming long weekends August 19-21 & 26-28, 2017


LONG WEEKEND | August 21 2017 Philippine holiday – Ninoy Aquino day

Ninoy Aquino Day is held every 21 August to commemorate the life and death of Senator Benigno “Ninoy” Aquino Jr. Senator Aquino, along with his wife Corazon, are attributed as leading lights in modern Philippine democracy. In 2017, this holiday falls on a Monday.

LONG WEEKEND | August 28 2017 National Heroes Day 2017

National Heroes Day in the Philippines is a public holiday to honour and remember the country’s National heroes. In 2017, the holiday falls on Monday 27 August.

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DepEd proposes 2018 budget for inclusive, nurturing learning environment

DepEd proposes 2018 budget for inclusive, nurturing learning environment

DepEd proposes 2018 budget for inclusive, nurturing learning environment


PASIG CITY, August 15, 2017 – Bolstering its commitment to provide quality education and lifelong learning opportunities for all, the Department of Education (DepEd) is dedicating its proposed 2018 budget to ensuring that education will continue in an environment that is inclusive and nurturing for learners, teachers, and personnel.
“Education must continue in an inclusive and nurturing environment. Amid and despite circumstances that render this impossible, we must be able to deliver quality education, especially when confronted with natural calamities or man-made disasters,” Education Secretary Leonor Magtolis Briones pointed out.
Currently, DepEd serves around 27 million learners and anticipates almost 1.3 million Senior High School (SHS) completers by the end of school year (SY) 2017-2018.
With a sustained growth in the national budget, from the approved P567.1 billion in 2017 to the proposed P612.12 billion National Expenditure Program (NEP)in 2018 (with Retirement and Life Insurance Premiums or RLIP), the Department is gearing toward the achievement of Pagbabago or inequality-reducing transformation under the Philippine Development Plan (PDP) Targets for basic education.

The major drivers of the proposed 2018 budget include the expansion of coverage of inclusive education programs and strengthening of partnerships and linkages; improvement of basic input rations, especially for Kindergarten to Grade 3; provision of basic resources to support the curriculum needs; and support the internal processes brought about by the Rationalization Plan and alignment to the administration’s agenda.

The recommended funding will continue to provide basic education resources to support the K to 12 Program, allocating 81,100 total teacher items; 38.9 million total learning materials; construction of 46,998 new classrooms; 81,201 sets of school seats; electrification of 2,398 on-grid schools; construction of 24,076 workshops and laboratories; 22,046 ICT packages; 1,365 schools to receive Tech-Voc tools and equipment; 3,183 sets of Science and Math equipment packages; 2.5 million learner-beneficiaries of the school-based feeding program.

In promoting the complementarity of public and private schools and learning centers, the proposed budget is set to benefit 1,077,230 learners and 35,945 teachers under the Education Service Contracting (ESC); 78,250 students under the Voucher Program for Non-DepEd Public SHS and SUC/LUC; 1,577,722 students under the Voucher Program for Private SHS; and 115,996 students under the Joint Delivery Voucher for SHS.

The proposed budget will also raise the standard of the Department’s personnel welfare and professional development with the provision for Special Hardship Allowance; Magna Carta for Public Health Workers; honoraria for teaching overload; salaries of substitute teachers and other non-permanent positions; provision for retirement and terminal leave benefits of mandatory retirees; and human resources training and development.
“The tremendous work continues, and so must our fiscal discipline and reforms. With stakeholders, partners, and the community, we seek to ensure that quality education relevant to the goals of national development will reach all learners, will enable them to continue life in the face of uncertainty, and will equip them for further education and better opportunities,” Briones emphasized.

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Wednesday, August 16, 2017

DepEd allots P42B to hire 81,100 teachers in 2018

DepEd allots P42B to hire 81,100 teachers in 2018

DepEd allots P42B to hire 81,100 teachers in 2018

A good chunk of the DepEd's proposed budget next year is also allocated for its program subsidizing the schooling of students in private institutions


MANILA, Philippines – The Department of Education (DepEd) is allotting around P42 billion out of its proposed P612.117-billion budget for 2018 to hire additional teachers in basic education.

Education Undersecretary Annalyn Sevilla provided the breakdown for the 81,100 teachers they plan to hire per level during a press conference on Tuesday, August 15:
  • 43,732 for kinder and elementary
  • 1,944 for special education centers or classes
  • 35,192 for junior high school
  • 232 for senior high school
The DepEd also aims to build 46,998 new classrooms next year using P2.99 billion, while another P3.5 billion will be used to buy 81,201 chairs.

A total of P2.99 billion is also allocated for the construction of 24,076 workshops and laboratories. The department wants to use P2.97 million to provide electricity to 2,398 schools as well.

Sevilla said the DepEd will continue supporting the K to 12 program next year by proposing the following allocation of funds:
  • P2.99 billion for 38.9 million activity sheets and textbooks
  • P8.5 billion for 22,046 information and communications technology packages
  • P4.6 billion for the technical-vocational tools and equipment of 1,356 schools
  • P3.2 billion for 3,183 sets of Science and Math packages
  • P5.3 billion for the school-based feeding program benefitting some 2.5 million students
Partnerships with private institutions to deliver basic education were allotted a considerable amount in the proposed 2018 budget, with P32.01 billion proposed for the Government Assistance to Students and Teachers in Private Education (GASTPE) program.

The bulk of GASTPE's funds will go to the Voucher Program for private senior high schools at P21.34 billion.

The remaining P10.67 billion will support the Education Service Contracting program for those in junior high school and technical-vocational and livelihood specializations.

New line items in 2018 budget

The DepEd included 4 new line items under its proposed budget for 2018, the biggest of which is P181.518 million for its partnerships and linkages program.

"We propose for it to have its own line item for better transparency and accountability, and more flexibility of its funds, considering that it handles major partnerships and activities like Brigada Eskwela and Adopt-A-School Programs," said Sevilla.

The DepEd is also allocating P8.349 million for its Child Protection in Basic Education program, which provides "special protection to children against all forms of neglect, abuse, cruelty, exploitation, and other conditions prejudicial to their development."

Another P3 million is set aside to cover the maintenance and other operating expenses of two sports academies – Alfonso Sports Academy and Training Center in Cavite and Siargao Island Sports Academy and Training Center.

Meanwhile, P79.433 million will be used for the DepEd's compliance monitoring and development of education-related laws and rules.

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Monday, August 14, 2017

New Grade 6 K-12 Learning Materials All Subjects (LMs)

New Grade 6 K-12 Learning Materials All Subjects (LMs)

New Grade 6 K-12 Learning Materials All Subjects (LMs)


Grade 6 K-12 Learning Materials for All Subject Areas. Click on Download links below to Download the Files.

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Guidelines for the Conduct of Random Drug Testing in Public and Private Secondary Schools

Guidelines for the Conduct of Random Drug Testing in Public and Private Secondary Schools

Guidelines for the Conduct of Random Drug Testing in Public and Private Secondary Schools




To:     Undersecretaries
          Assistant Secretaries
          Regional Directors
          Schools Division Superintendents
          Division Chiefs
          All Others Concerned

  1. The Department of Education (DepEd) issues the enclosed Guidelines on the Conduct of Random Drug Testing in Public and Private Secondary Schools. These guidelines govern the conduct of drug testing in public and private secondary schools in School Year 2017-2018 and thereafter.  
  1. The Guidelines follow the parameters laid down by Republic Act No. 9165 otherwise known as Comprehensive Dangerous Drugs of 2002 and its Implementing Rules and Regulations, as well as the Dangerous Drugs Board Regulation No. 6, Series of 2003, as amended by Dangerous Drugs Board Regulation No. 3, Series of 2009.  
  1. All DepEd Orders and other related issuances, rules and regulations and provisions which are inconsistent with these guidelines are hereby repealed, rescinded, or modified accordingly.  
  1. This policy shall take effect immediate upon its publication on www.deped.govph.  
  1. Immediate dissemination of and strict compliance with this Order is directed.  
(Sgd)LEONOR MAGTOLIS BRIONES
Secretary

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Sunday, August 13, 2017

New 2nd Quarter Bulletin Boards for Grades 1-6 All Subjects

New 2nd Quarter Bulletin Boards for Grades 1-6 All Subjects

New Second Quarter Bulletin Boards for Grades 1-6 All Subjects


New & the Latest K-12 2nd Quarter Bulletin Display Boards for Grades 1-6 for All Subject Areas in High Quality Resolution. You may Download all Instructional Materials below.

Grade 1 2nd Quarter Bulletin Boards

Grade 2 2nd Quarter Bulletin Boards

Grade 3 2nd Quarter Bulletin Boards

Grade 4 2nd Quarter Bulletin Boards

Grade 5 2nd Quarter Bulletin Boards

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Grade 6 2nd Quarter Bulletin Boards

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Thursday, August 10, 2017

New Grade 6 K-12 Bulletin Boards in High Resolution

New Grade 6 K-12 Bulletin Boards in High Resolution

New Grade 6 K-12 Bulletin Boards in High Resolution


New Grade 6 K-12 High Resolution Bulletin Display Boards for All Subjects in 3 Different Styles & Designs that Suits to your Variety of Tastes. To Download Click on Each links Below and Follow the How to Download Instructions at the Bottom of this Post.
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Monday, August 7, 2017

Department of Education Drug-Free Workplace Policy

Department of Education Drug-Free Workplace Policy

DO 37, s. 2017 - Department of Education Drug-Free Workplace Policy


DO 37, s. 2017
Department of Education Drug-Free Workplace Policy
To:     Undersecretaries
          Assistant Secretaries
          Regional Directors
          Schools Division Superintendents
          Division Chiefs
           All Others Concerned
  1. The Department of Education (DepEd) issues the enclosed Drug-Free Workplace Policy to promote the maintenance of a safe and healthy work environment in DepEd workplaces and schools, free from the use of dangerous drugs, to safeguard the health, safety and welfare of its employees, and to reduce health and safety risks to our learners and to the public.
  1. The policy includes the Drug Testing Program of DepEd and the guidelines on the conduct of authorized drug test for officials and employees, including teaching and non-teaching personnel of the Department. 
  1. All DepEd Orders and other related issuances, rules and regulations and provisions, which are inconsistent with these guidelines are hereby repealed, rescinded, or modified accordingly.
  1. This policy shall take effect immediately upon its publication on www.deped.gov.ph. 
  1. Immediate dissemination of and strict compliance with this Order is directed.

(Sgd)LEONOR MAGTOLIS BRIONES
Secretary


I.   WORKPLACE POLICY BACKGROUND, RATIONABLE AND STATEMENT OF POLICY


1. Drug abuse is a complex and multifaceted psycho-social problem with far-reaching adverse effects. Evidence shows that drug abuse can affect not only the individual and his or her family, but also his or her workplace and community. It can impair job performance, cause medical and social problems, result in costly rehabilitation, and even threaten public safety.

2. The Department of Education (DepEd) has a long history of active involvement in anti-illegal drugs initiatives. Under RA 6425 (The Dangerous Drugs Act of 1972), the Department was already mandated to integrate in the curricula of all public and private school instruction the adverse effects of dangerous drugs, including their legal, social and economic implications. In response to this mandate, the Department had a program called Comprehensive School-Based Drug Abuse Prevention Program (COSDAPP), which involved the development of instructional modules and trainings on leadership, effective parenting, and curriculum integration.

3. Pursuant to RA 7624 (An act Integrating Drug Prevention and Control in the Intermediate and Secondary Curricula as well as in the Non-formal, Informal and Indigenous Learning Systems) Approved on 11 July 1992, DepEd issued DECS Memo No. 388, s. 1995 which institutionalized the National Drug Education Program (NDEP) in schools. NDEP is an education program that has the following components: a) curriculum and instruction; b) co- curricular and ancillary services; c) teacher/staff development; d) parent education and community outreach; and e) research, evaluation and monitoring. This program was intensified further after the passage of RA 9165, or the Comprehensive Dangerous Drugs Act of 2002, and the promulgation of implementing regulations by the Dangerous Drugs Board.

4. DepEd is committed to strengthen the Department’s programs on Anti- Illegal Drugs, focusing on three core pillars: (1) Curriculum and Instruction; (2) Co- curricular initiatives; and (3) Preventive drug education and drug testing in the workplace and in schools.

5. The DepEd Drug-Free Workplace Policy forms a central component of the third pillar of the Department’s program on Anti-Illegal Drugs. It aims to promote the maintenance of a safe and healthy work environment in DepEd workplaces and schools, free from the use of dangerous drugs, to safeguard the health, safety and welfare of its employees, and to reduce health and safety risks to our learners and to the public.

6. The policy upholds the obligations and duties of DepEd pursuant to Republic Act No. 9165, Dangerous Drugs Board Regulation No. 2, Series of 2004 (Guidelines for the Formulation and Implementation of a Drug- Free Workplace Program and the Conduct of Authorized Drug Testing by All Offices, Bureaus, and Agencies of the National and Local Governments, Government Owned and Controlled Corporations and Other Institutes of Learning Including State Colleges and Universities), Civil Service Resolution No. 1700653 dated March 2017 (Guidelines in the Mandatory Random Drug Test for Public Officials and Employees and for the other Purposes), and other applicable laws, rules and regulations.

II. SCOPE

7. The Policy shall cover the entire DepEd, including the Central Office, Regional Offices, Schools Division Offices, Schools and all other units, with all its officials and employees including teaching and non¬teaching personnel, regardless of rank, status and salary.

8. Persons under a contract of service/job order contract with the Department shall be subject to the conduct of random drug testing, which shall be indicated in all new contracts and subsequent contractual renewals with the Department.

9. A drug-free workplace clause shall be incorporated in the contract of all persons under a contract of service/job order stating that: (a) they are under obligation to be drug free for the duration of the contract; and (b) any confirmatory positive result from a random drug testing program of DepEd, unless negated in a challenge test on the same sample, shall result in the automatic pre-termination of the contract of service or job order.

III. DEFINITION OF TERMS

10. As used in this Policy, the following terms shall have the following meaning:

a. Workplace - Covers the entire DepEd, including the Central Office, Regional Offices, Schools Division Offices, Schools, and all other units, with all its officials, employees, teaching and non- teaching personnel, contract of service and job order employees, regardless of rank, status and salary.

b. Public Officials and Employees - Include any person holding or performing a public function in the Department, regardless of status of employment or engagement.

c. Contract of Service/Job Order - Refers to employment covered by a contract pertaining to lump sum work or services such as janitorial, security, or consultancy services where no employer-employee relationship exists; piece work or intermittent job of short duration not exceeding six months on a daily basis; all of which are not covered by Civil Service law, rules and regulations, but covered by COA rules; and the persons involved do not enjoy the benefits received by government employees, including but not limited to, personal economic relief allowance, cost of living allowance, and representation and travel allowance.

d. Dangerous Drugs - Include those identified and listed in RA 9165 and its annexes, subject to any reclassification, addition or removal of any drug from said list by the Dangerous Drugs Board, in accordance with Section 93 of R.A. No. 9165.

e. Drug Dependence - Refers to a cluster of physiological, behavioral, and cognitive phenomena of variable intensity, in which the use of psychoactive drug takes on a high priority thereby involving, among others, a strong desire or a sense of compulsion to take the substance and having difficulties in controlling substance-taking behavior in terms of its onset, termination, or level of use.

f. Authorized Drug Test- The testing done by any government forensic laboratories or by any of the drug testing laboratories accredited and monitored by the DOH to safeguard the quality of test results. It shall employ, among others, two (2) testing methods, the screening and confirmatory tests. The examination of a person’s urine specimen to determine the presence of dangerous drugs shall be done by any government forensic laboratories accredited and monitored by DOH.

g. Mandatory Drug Test - The compulsory submission of an employee for drug testing as required by R.A. 9165 and by the Department’s internal policies.

h. Random Drug Test - A method of drug testing where the selection process results in equal probability that any employee from a group of employees will be tested, and without any prior notice of the date and venue.

i. Screening Drug Test - A rapid drug test performed to establish potential or presumptive positive result. It refers to the immunoassay test to eliminate a “negative’ specimen, i.e. one without the presence of dangerous drugs, from further consideration and to identify the presumptively positive specimen that requires confirmatory test.

j. Confirmatory Drug Test - An Analytical test using a device, tool or equipment with a different chemical or physical principle that is more specific which will validate and confirm the result of the screening test. It refers to the second or further analytical procedure to more accurately determine the presence of dangerous drugs in a specimen, which shall likewise be done by any government laboratory or by privately owned and operated drug testing laboratories accredited and monitored by the DOH having confirmatory test capabilities.

k. Challenge Test - A drug test conducted as a result of challenge filed by a public official or employee who tested positive for drug use in a confirmatory test.

1. Drug Test Certificate - A declaration/ statement of the result of the drug test issued by accredited drug testing centers.

m. Chain of Custody - Refers to procedures to account for each specimen by tracking its handling and storage from point of collection to final disposal. These procedures require that the applicant’s identity is confirmed and that Custody and Control Form is used from time of collection to receipt by the laboratory. Within the laboratory, appropriate chain of custody records must account for the samples until disposal.

n. Drug Dependency Examination - Refers to the examination conducted by an accredited physician to evaluate the extent of drug abuse of a person and to determine whether he/she is a drug dependent or not, which includes history taking, intake interview, determination of the criteria for drug dependency, mental and physical status, and the detection of dangerous drugs in body specimens through laboratory procedures.

o. Experimenter - A person whose drug use began through exploration with limited exposure and no development of regular use or any related harm.

p. Occasional User - A person who indulges in drug use to create or enhance experience in any social setting.

q. Chronic User/Drug Dependent - A person identified for using drugs/other substances (mind-altering or not) without medical need, in an amount large enough or over a period long enough to threaten the quality of life or health and safety of the user or others.

r. Treatment - Medical service rendered to a patient for the effective management of physical and mental conditions arising from his/her drug use.

s. Rehabilitation - A dynamic process including aftercare and follow up treatment directed towards the physical, emotional/psychological, vocational, social and spiritual change of a drug dependent to enable him/her to live without dangerous drugs, enjoy the fullest life compatible with his capabilities and potentials and render him/her able to become a law abiding and productive member of the community. 

t. Drug Counselor - A person trained in the techniques of guidance counseling particularly dealing with cases of drug dependency.

u. Center - Any of the treatment and rehabilitation centers which undertake treatment, aftercare and follow up treatment of drug dependents. It includes institutions, agencies and the like whose purposes are: the development of skills, arts and technical know-how, counseling and/or inculcating civic, social and moral values to drug dependent patients, with the aim of weaning them away from dangerous drugs and keeping them drug-free, adapted to their families and peers and readjusted into the community as law abiding, useful and productive citizens.

IV. DRUG FREE WORK PLACE COMMITTEE

11. The Drug-Free Workplace Committee created under DepEd Memorandum No.32, s. 2017 shall have the duty and responsibility to oversee the implementation of this policy.

12. The committee shall meet regularly and report its work to the Secretary of the Department.

13. The Office of the Secretary shall allocate adequate funds for the operations of the Committee and the implementation of its programs, subject to the availability of funds and the applicable accounting and auditing laws, rules and regulations.

V. SUBSTANCE ABUSE AWARENESS PROGRAM

14. The Committee, in consultation with and through the relevant offices of the Department, shall develop and implement a continuing substance abuse awareness program to inform all Department officials and employees about the policy of maintaining a drug-free workplace and and schools and the dangers posed by the abuse of dangerous drugs.

VI. AUTHORIZED DRUG TESTING

A. Pre-Employment Drug Testing

15. Drug testing shall be a requirement for initial entry to the Department for appointive public officials and employees. Any applicant found positive for drug use shall be denied entry to government service. Drug Test Certificates issued by accredited drug testing centers shall be included in the employment records of the officer or employee in the custody of the Personnel Division.

B. Initial and Subsequent General Random Drug Testing of DepEd and Employees

16. Upon Promulgation of this policy, the Department, in coordination with the Drug Free Workplace Committee and through assigned offices of the Department, shall initiate and conduct a mandatory, random and suspicionless drug testing of all incumbent officials and employees of the Central, Regional and Division Offices, and a sample size of all teachers in public Elementary, Junior High, and Senior High Schools.

17. The timing and scope of subsequent drug testing shall be decided by the Department in close consultation and coordination with the Drug- Free Workplace Committee.

VII. PROCEDURES IN THE CONDUCT OF GENERAL RANDOM DRUG TESTING

18. The Bureau of Human Resource and Organizational Development, the Personnel Division, and the School Health Division, in close coordination with the Office of the Secretary and the Drug-Free Workplace committee, shall oversee the random identification and scheduling of officials and employees for the conduct of the drug testing.

19. The Drug-Free Workplace Committee or its designated representatives will notify the selected officers or employees to go to a specified venue at a particular day and time, for the collection of the urine specimen for drug testing.

20. Trained and certified DepEd personnel in specimen collection and drug testing orientation shall assist in the filling-up of appropriate forms, orientation of the official or employee, the collection of urine specimens, and the submission of the specimen to the Department of Health or its designated accredited laboratory, following prescribed procedures and protocols.

21. The drug testing of the urine samples shall consist of the screening test for Methamphetamine (METH) and Tetrahydrocannabinol (THC). If the test turns positive, confirmatory test shall be carried out using the same urine sample, which shall continue to be kept for the purpose of challenging the result.

22. A positive drug test result from the confirmatory test shall immediately be made known to the Secretary, or to the person designated by the Secretary, who shall then notify the concerned official or employee, or person under contract of service or job order. The said official, employee, or person under contract of service or job order shall have fifteen (15) days from receipt of notice to challenge the result of the confirmatory test.

23. The challenge test shall be conducted, using the same specimen, by a government drug testing laboratory or by a drug testing laboratory duly authorized and accredited by the DOH. A positive drug test resulting from the challenge test is deemed final. Failure to file a challenge within the prescribed period shall likewise make the positive drug test result from the confirmatory test final, and the Department shall then take the appropriate action.

24. When the person testing positive from the confirmatory test is under contract of service or job order, this shall be deemed as valid grounds for the pre-termination of the contract and he/she shall be deemed to have breached his/her contractual obligation, unless the confirmatory result is negated by through a challenge test. In case of pre¬termination, the person concerned will not be entitled to the recovery of any payment for the remaining period of the unexpired portion of the contract.

25. When the person testing positive from the confirmatory test is an official or employee of the Department, the drug test result shall be attached to the 201 file of the public official or employee. All drug test results and records must strictly be held confidential.

26. A DepEd official or employee confirmed positive for the use of dangerous drugs shall undergo a Drug Dependency Examination conducted by the DOH or by a medical practitioner accredited by the DOH to conduct such examination. Based on the finding, interventions shall be prescribed as follows:
  • a. Experimenter - Outpatient, guidance counseling for six (6) months.
  • b. Occasional User - Outpatient, guidance counseling and regular monthly drug testing for six (6) months which shall be at the personal expense of the official or employee concerned.
  • c. Chronic User/Drug Dependent- Mandatory continuous treatment and rehabilitation for a minimum period of six (6) months in a government rehabilitation center, a DOH- accredited private rehabilitation center, or through a community rehabilitation program sanctioned under the rules of the Dangerous Drug Board.
27. An official or employee found to be an Experimenter shall shoulder the expenses of his/her guidance counseling. The same rule shall also apply to an official or employee found to be an Occasional User, who shall undergo the guidance counseling and regular monthly drug testing. Time spent for counseling and regular monthly drug testing, if done during office hours, shall be charged against the official’s or employee’s leave credits. For this purpose, the official or employee's leave credits shall be utilized and when exhausted, vacation leave credits may be utilized for the purpose. If all leave credits are used, absence shall be on leave without pay. As proof of successful completion of the intervention program, employees assessed as an Experimenter or Occasional User shall secure a certification of completion issued by his/her attending guidance counselor.

28. Any official or employee found to be a Chronic User/Drug Dependent and who will undergo a mandatory rehabilitation program for a minimum period of six months shall be considered on sick leave for the entire period of his/her rehabilitation. When the concerned public official’s or employee's sick leave is exhausted, his/her vacation leave credits may be utilized for the purpose. If all leave credits are used, his/her absence shall be on leave without pay.

29. The employee shall undertake the processing of his admission to a rehabilitation center in accordance with the provision of R.A 9165 and existing rules of the Dangerous Drug Board. The official or employee concerned shall shoulder the expenses of his/her rehabilitation, which shall commence within fifteen (15) days from receipt of Drug Dependency Examination results, to give way to the processing of the necessary clearances.

30. The official or employee concerned shall secure a certificate of completion of his/her rehabilitation program and clearance from his/her attending physician that he/she has been successfully rehabilitated and is now fit to return to work. Said official or employee shall not be allowed to report back to work without first submitting said certification and clearance to his/her agency.

31. When the employee who tested positive for drug use is a teacher, he/she shall be restricted from handling classes or from activities involving close contact with students while undergoing counselling or rehabilitation and until the necessary clearances are submitted and an evaluation made that the said teacher does not pose any danger to the students. To ensure continuous conduct of classes/activities, a substitute teacher may be hired/assigned as the case may be.

32. Further guidelines may be promulgated on the evaluation of whether teachers no longer pose any danger to students and are fit to return to the classroom. In the meantime, teachers may be assigned at the Division or Regional Offices where they shall not pose any threat to the safety of students.

VIII. Confirmation/Affirmation and Commitment to the Policy

32. All officials and employees of the Department of Education shall sign a confirmation/affirmation and commitment to the policy as follows:
As an official/employee of the Department of Education, I hereby certify that I have read the Department of Education Policy on Drug Abuse in the Workplace and affirm and confirm my commitment to unconditionally abide to all that is provided therein and I shall be answerable to the office/ agency for whatever violation that I may commit.

IX. ADMINISTRATIVE LIABILITY 

33. Any official or employee who refuses, without any valid reason, to submit himself/herself for drug testing, shall be charged with the administrative offense of Gross Insubordination.

34. Officials and employees found to have used dangerous drugs during the prescribed period of their intervention or rehabilitation shall be charged with the administrative offense of Grave Misconduct.

35. Officials and employees who are not issued a certificate of completion (in the case of Experimenter and Occasional User) or a certificate of completion with clearance (in the case of a Chronic User/Drug Dependent), shall be charged with the administrative offense of Grave Misconduct.

36. Any official or employee who, after being tested positive of drug use, shall refuse to undergo treatment or rehabilitation, or fails to complete his/her treatment or rehabilitation program, shall be charged with the administrative offense of Grave Misconduct. The charge of Grave Misconduct shall be grounded on the fact that said public official or employee was tested positive of drug use and not on his/her refusal to undergo or failure to complete his/her treatment.

37. Public officials and employees who for the second time have tested positive in a random drug test after completion of his/her treatment and/or rehabilitation program or shall be found to have used dangerous drugs during the prescribed period of intervention or rehabilitation, shall be charged with the administrative offense of Grave Misconduct.

X. MONITORING AND EVALUATION

38. The Bureau of Human Resource and Organizational Development and the Schools Health Division, in close coordination with the Office of the Secretary and the Drug Free Workplace Committee, shall spearhead the development of a system to monitor and evaluate the implementation of the Policy and the attainment of the Policy objectives.

XI. FINAL PROVISIONS

39. Separability Clause. If any provision of this Policy is held to be invalid, the other provisions shall not be affected thereby.

40. Repealing Clause. All memoranda, orders, instructions, and circulars inconsistent with this Policy shall be deemed accordingly repealed.

41. Effectivity. This policy shall take effect immediately upon its publication on www.deped.gov.ph.

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