DepEd ORDER No.21 s. 2021



IMPLEMENTING GUIDELINES ON THE RELEASE, UTILIZATION MONITORING AND REPORTING OF PROGRAM SUPPORT FUNDS FOR THE PILOT IMPLEMENTATION OF INCLUSION OF ALTERNATIVE LEARNING SYSTEM IN SCHOOL-BASED 
MANAGEMENT FOR SCHOOL YEAR 2O2O-2O21

To: Undersecretaries 
Assistant Secretaries 
Bureau and Service Directors 
Regional Directors 
Al1 Others Concerned 
1. The Department of Education (DepEd) issues the enclosed Implementing Guidelines of the Release, Utilization, Monitoring and Reporting of Program Support Funds (PSF) for the Pilot Implementation of Inclusion of Alternative Learning System (ALSll in School-Based Managemeat for School Yeat 2O2O-2O21. 
2. The guidelines aim to promote ald support tJ:e inclusion of ALS in School Based Management as indicated in the ALS 2.0 Roadmap. This is in line with the thrust of DepEd to strengthen and expand the ALS progr€rm, to pivot from access to quality consistent with Sulong Edukalidad, and to provide implementation guidelines to schools during the COVID- 19 Pandemic. 
3. All DepEd Orders and other related issuances, rules and regulations, and provisions which are inconsistent with these guidelines are repealed, rescinded, or modified accordingly. 
4. This DepEd Order shall take effect upon its approval. Certifred true copies of this DepEd Order shall be filed with the University of the Philippines OIIice of the Nationa-l Administrative Register (UP-ONAR) at the University of the Philippines Law Center, UP Diliman, Quezon City. 
5. For more information, please contact the ALSi Task Fotce, Sth Floor, Bonifacio Building, Department of Education Central OIIice, DepEd Complex, Meralco Avenue, Pasig City through email at als.taskforcd@deped.gov.ph or at telephone number (O2) 8636-3603. 
6. Immediate dissemination of and strict compliance with this Order is directed. 

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