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Policies & Guidelines for the Government Assistance to Students and Teachers in Private Education at the Basic Education Level 2012-2013 (2)...

This is the continuation (Part 2) of Policies & Guidelines for the Government Assistance to Students and Teachers in Private Education at the Basic Education Level 2012-2013.

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F. SELECTION OF GRANTEES

1. Preference shall be given to graduates of public elementary schools as well as students certified by DepEd as aisle students in public high schools. While these students are eligible for ESC grants, they must undergo assessment for selection by the School Committee of the respective ESC participating schools.

2. The ESC participating private schools shall form a School Committee headed by the principal which shall be responsible for the profiling of applicant-grantees to be considered for the limited number of fixed and additional (if any) slot allocation of the school. A FICS (Family, Individual, Community and School factors) analysis provided in the FAPE website shall be conducted on every applicant-grantee to aid in grantee selection.

3. For students who wish to be in the OHS of ESC, an Independent Learning Readiness Assessment (ILRA) shall be administered to determine their capacity for self-directed learning. The same procedure shall apply to out-of-school children who have been certified as eligible for high school based on their Philippine Educational Placement Test (PEPT) results. Only those placed in the Honors Program and the upper average performers based on their NAT results or based on their average in Grade 6 shall be exempted from taking the ILRA. The guidelines for student participation in OHS are in the Enclosure.

4. The office of the DepEd Education Supervisor-in-Charge of private schools in the Division shall review during its monitoring visits of participating schools the profile of grantee-applicants from which the schools' grantees were selected in order to ensure appropriate targeting of program beneficiaries.

5. Participating schools that are unable to fill their slot allocations shall lose the number slots that were unfilled. There shall be no redistribution of unutilized slots unless authorized by the DepEd Central Office.

6. The Principal shall be responsible for orienting the grantees and their parents/guardians regarding program policies. It shall be made clear during the orientation that the ESC is a government program provided for under RA 8545 or GASTPE Law. At the end of the orientation, individual contracts (available in the FAPE website) with the school are signed by the parents to affirm the latter's commitment to support the students' completion of secondary education under the program. The school shall file these contracts for inspection and review by DepEd and FAPE.

7. Grantees of the ESC or EVS shall have indicated in the lower right portion of the back of their school IDs the icon provided in the FAPE website to indicate that they are ESC grantees.

G. REPORTING AND BILLING ARRANGEMENTS FOR ESC

1. Participating schools shall submit electronic data on their grantees to FAPE. The school shall key in the grantees' names and other information into its school account in the ESC Online Encoding System found at www.peac-fape.org.ph. Schools are provided with a unique FAPE School ID and a password to access their school account on the website where their list of grantees is available. Electronic accomplishment of these forms shall be required on a yearly basis. A computer program will automatically generate the ESC Billing Statement that must be printed in five (5) copies. These copies should then be signed by the School Committee members and submitted to the appropriate RPCom through the FAPE RPC for processing.
2. The deadline for private schools to submit the signed ESC Billing Statements to the RPCom shall be on August 15 of every school year. With the help of the FAPE RPCs, the RPCom shall facilitate the review, compilation, signing of the ESC Billing Statements and forwarding the same to FAPE in Manila not later than August 30. All valid claims received within this period shall be paid within the fiscal year. NO CLAIMS SHALL BE RECEIVED AFTER THIS PERIOD. 

H. PROCESSING OF SCHOOL CLAIMS

1. The FAPE RPCs shall accept the signed Billing Statements (5 copies) with the fully-accomplished BEIS forms (3 copies) and the TSS requirements for claims in Section V B. The documents shall be checked for accuracy, for final checking and consolidation.

2. The FAPE National Secretariat shall compare the data in the submitted school Billing Statements with the electronically-generated supporting program forms. It shall consolidate the Billing Statements in batches on a first-come, first-served basis, and endorse these for payment to the DepEd Accounting Division not later than October 30. The batch numbers indicate the priority or queuing order of payment of schools. A school may check its batch number at their own school profile at the FAPE website.

I. PAYMENT OF GRANTS TO OFFICIAL SCHOOL LAND BANK ACCOUNTS

1. DepEd shall credit to the schools' Land Bank of the Philippines (LBP) accounts, the payment of ESC and TSS grants. This bank account shall be in the official name of the school. In no case shall payment be made directly to a person, whether he or she is a grantee or a school official.

2. Overpayment to a school due to errors and mistakes in the ESC Billing Statements shall be refunded by said school to the DepEd. Failure by the school to do so shall cause, among others, the suspension of the school's privilege to admit new ESC grantees.

V. TEACHER SALARY SUBSIDY (TSS)

Pursuant to Section 14, "Teachers' Salary Subsidy Fund" of Republic Act (RA) 8545, the DepEd, following the implementation of the TSS in SY 2009-2010, has earmarked a portion of its GASTPE Appropriations to finance the grant of salary subsidy to teachers in private high schools participating in the ESC Program.
The following guidelines are issued to ensure the smooth implementation of the grant:

A. Coverage and Amount of Teacher Salary Subsidy

1. As defined in Section 14 of RA No. 8545, there is hereby established a Teachers' Salary Subsidy Fund in DepEd to grant salary subsidy to teachers in private high schools participating in the ESC program of GASTPE, provided, that private high school teachers qualified to receive such subsidy have updated licenses from the Professional Regulation Commission (PRC) and are actually teaching ESC grantees. Non-teaching staff are not entitled to the salary subsidy.

2. The amount of salary subsidy to qualified teachers shall be PhP12,000.00 per teacher per year or equivalent to Phpl,000.00 per month that is subject to withholding tax.

3. Teachers who have resigned or retired from the service at the time of payment of the TSS due to health reasons and in accordance with school regulations shall likewise be entitled to payment of the salary subsidy proportionate to actual services rendered.

B. Procedure for Paying TSS Participating Private Schools

1. Schools shall submit to the FAPE RPC along with their ESC Billing Statements, a form indicating its certified list of licensed teachers and their PRC license numbers and other related information. The form for this purpose is downloadable from the FAPE website.

2. Upon receipt of the Teacher Salary Subsidy payment, the head of the participating school shall prepare a payroll in 5 copies, consisting of the following:
a. Names of ESC teachers;
b. Corresponding PRC license number;
c. Amount received; and
d. Signatures of recipients

3. The school payroll must bear the signature/s of its authorized officials and the head of the faculty club or its equivalent operating in said school. The payroll shall be filed separately with DepEd BSE, FAPE, DepEd Regional Office, DepEd Division Office and the school concerned within 2 weeks from date of the payroll, for records purposes.

4. In case where there is no organized faculty club operating in the ESC participating private high school, the teachers whose names appear in the payroll prepared by school authorities, shall elect an official representative who shall then witness the grant of TSS to qualified teachers.

5. Non-compliance with these guidelines by heads of ESC participating schools shall be subject to appropriate disciplinary action.

6. The DepEd Division Office is tasked to monitor the smooth implementation of the Teacher Salary Subsidy, and to report immediately to DepEd Regional Office, cc: Central Office all violations, if any, that have been committed by ESC participating private high schools.

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"Policies & Guidelines for the Government Assistance to Students and Teachers in Private Education at the Basic Education Level 2012-2013 (2)" was written by Mary under the Schools / Universities category. It has been read 9532 times and generated 0 comments. The article was created on and updated on 04 May 2012.
Total comments : 3
april [Entry]

thanks
april [Entry]

can i ask something? this is about fape's subsidy for teacher?
Maricarl Salviejo [Entry]

Did all private school knows this program(FAPE)?