Early Christmas break for students proposed
MANILA, Philippines – Senator Grace Poe is proposing an early holiday break for students in public and private elementary and high schools, a proposal that the Department of Education (DepEd) said it will consider.
Poe made the proposal to help ease traffic during the Christmas season.
"We thank DepEd Secretary Leonor Magtolis-Briones for including our proposal [in] the DepEd's executive committee," Poe said on Sunday, September 25.
"What we are presenting is a suggestion to authorities to help address the monstrous traffic experienced by our countrymen especially during the Christmas rush," she added.
Poe said she will raise the issue when the Senate tackles the DepEd's budget on Monday, September 26.
DepEd Assistant Secretary Tonisito Umali said they will see how the class schedule may be adjusted without compromising the requirement of at least 180 days of class days "to ensure quality in the school operation and actual teaching-learning." – Rappler.com