Normal class schedules will be followed in the entire province on Monday amid expected heavy rains brought by Tropical Depression Falcon, but localized class suspensions may be implemented in each barangay or town depending on weather conditions, said a local Department of Education (DepEd) official.
DepEd Bohol School Governance and Operations Division chief Desiderio Deligero told dyRD Balita that so far they are not calling for suspensions while there have been no reported schools in the towns which cancelled classes.
No storm signal has been hoisted over Bohol as Falcon is already 690 kilometers east of Tuguegarao City, Cagayan as of early this morning based on the 5 a.m. weather bulletin issued by state weather bureau PAGASA.
It is unlikely that the weather disturbance will make landfall.
Still, Desiderio said that schools district officials, with the consent of DepEd and consultations with the local government unit, may order a suspension of classes if the situation calls for it in their respective areas.
“Ang mga district supervisors, kanang gitawag nato na district supervisors, maka-suspend sila kung ilang tan-aw jud sa palibot nila na misaka ang tubig ug kusog kaayo ang uwan, maka-cancel sila. Mao ny gitawag og localized suspension,” he said.
DepEd guidelines require schools to cancel kindergarten classes if Storm Signal No.1 is raised in their respective areas.
High school and elementary classes are to be cancelled once Storm Signal No. 2 is hoisted. (RT)