Public school teachers to receive P5000 as school year 2022-2023 begins
Public school teachers will be receiving a cash allowance worth P5,000 with school year 2022-2023 set to begin by August 22. This is stipulated in a memorandum issued by Department of Education (DepEd) Undersecretary for Finance Annalyn Sevilla dated August 4.
In the memorandum, Sevilla noted that all classroom teachers will be receiving the so-called chalk allowance worth P5,000 each “for the purchase of teaching supplies and materials, for internet subscription and other communication expenses, and for an annual medical examination expense.”
It was also stipulated in the document that the amount must be received by public school teachers not earlier than August 22, the official start of the school year.
Newly-hired teachers will also be getting the said cash allowance on a pro-rated basis. Those who will be assuming the position within 30 days of the school opening will be getting P5,000 in full.
Those who will be hired after the first 30 days but not beyond than 90 days will be getting 80% of the cash allowance, or P4,000. Those who will be hired after the school year’s first 90 days but not beyond the first 150 days will get 50% or P2,500. Lastly, those who will be hired after the first 150 days and toward the end of the school year are entitled to get 20% of the cash allowance, or P1,000.