DepEd warns schools vs collection of grad fees-A A +A
Wednesday, March 26, 2014
THE Division of City Schools of the Department of Education (DepEd) has warned public schools not to collect fees for graduation day this week.
Luz de los Reyes, assistant superintendent of Division of City Schools, said there must be no collection of fee and the students can wear their school uniform during the ceremony in all high school and elementary schools in Iloilo City.
The city is hosting 13 public high schools and 52 elementary schools and it’s important that parents of graduating students be spared from further burden for graduation, she said.
De los Reyes said that DepEd Order Number 9, Series of 2014 specified that no fee for graduation certification must be collected by the schools.
Politicians were also banned as graduation speakers, except those who are incumbent elected public officials.
Graduating students who choose to wear a toga may do so, but must have the consensus of all students.
Graduation parties are also the responsibility of the parents and students, and the school has not given its approval to hold such parties, De los Reyes added. (Lydia C. Pendon)