Teaching supplies allowance act of 2019 Approved in 1st Reading

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Here is the Teaching supplies allowance act of 2019 is Approved in 1st Reading, continue reading below to know more.

AN ACT INSTITUTIONALIZING THE GRANT OF A TEACHING SUPPLIES ALLOWANCE FOR PUBLIC SCHOOL TEACHERS AND APPROPRIATING FUNDS THEREFOR

Section 1. Short Title. – This Act shall be known as the ” Teaching Supplies Allowance Act of 2019′.

Sec. 2. Declaration of Policy. – It is hereby declared to be the policy of the State to promote and improve the economic status of teachers and assist them in providing quality education to their students.

Sec. 3. Teaching Supplies Allowance. – A Teaching Supplies Allowance for the purchase of chalks, erasers, forms, and other classroom supplies and materials in the amount of Five thousand pesos (PhP5,000.00) per teacher per school year is hereby authorized.

Sec. 4. Coverage. – The grant of the cash allowance authorized in this Act shall be limited to teachers who are engaged in actual classroom teaching in public 12 basic education.

Sec. 5. Funding. – In the first year of the effectivity of this Act, the amount of Two thousand five hundred pesos (PhP2,500.00) per teacher per school year, shall be charged against the current appropriations of the Department of Education (DepEd) for the Teaching Supplies Allowance, while the additional amount of Two thousand five hundred pesos (PhP2,500.00) per teacher per school year, shall be charged against any available funds and/or savings of the DepEd. Thereafter, the amount of Five thousand pesos (PhP5,000.00) per teacher per school year, shall be included in the DepEd budget for the Teaching Supplies Allowance under the General Appropriations Act.

Sec. 6. Periodic Review for Increases. – The Secretary of Education is hereby mandated to conduct a periodic review of the Teaching Supplies Allowance, taking into account the current prices of classroom supplies, and, if warranted, recommend the necessary increase in the amount of the allowance.

Sec. 7. Separability Clause. – If any part, section or provision of this Act is held invalid or unconstitutional, other provisions not affected thereby shall remain in full force and effect.

Sec. 8. Repealing Clause. – All laws, decrees, orders, rules and regulations or parts thereof inconsistent with this Act are hereby repealed or amended accordingly.

Sec. 9. Effectivity. – This Act shall take effect fifteen (15) days after its publication in the Official Gazette or in two (2) newspapers of general circulation.

Approved,

SOURCE: Senate

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