TACLOBAN CITY– The Department of Education (DepEd) is mulling of returning to the old school calendar days amid the intense heat being experienced in the country.

Jazmin Calzita, the regional information officer of DepEd-8, said shifting to the old calendar school days would help prevent students from the harsh classroom conditions,especially during the months of April and May, the onset of summer season in the country.

Calzita said that under Republic Act 7797, classes in the country start in June and end in March.

She added that the plan to gradually shift to the old school calendar is provided under DepEd Order No. 3.

The plan to shift to the old school calendar will also be made in consultation with stakeholders, experts, parents, students, and school management.

Due to the intense heat, the DepEd has applied the Alternative Delivery Modes (ADM).
More than 200 schools in the region have shifted to ADM due to the extreme heat conditions.