The Department of Education has significantly increased its allocation for schools maintenance and other operating expenses (MOOE) this year as the government intensifies its efforts to achieve the learning targets of some 20 million students in elementary and secondary public schools nationwide.
Education Secretary Br. Armin A. Luistro FSC said DepEd and the Department of Budget and Management both agreed to adopt a refined formula for setting the MOOE budgets of public schools, which takes into account not only the number of students in a school, but also the number of classrooms and teachers. The new formula is more responsive to the requirements for improved classroom instruction and better school management. The increase in MOOE comes together with the government’s classroom construction program and its massive teacher hiring program, which are part of the government’s continuing thrust to improve conditions in public schools and upgrade the quality of education.
Computation of Public Schools MOOE – Boncodin Formula
The Maintenance and Other Operating Expenses (MOOE) is the allocated funds for public elementary and secondary schools that can be spent on activities and necessities (i.e. electricity and water) that support learning programs and help maintain a safe and healthy environment in schools.
School’s MOOE = Fixed amount + (Allowable amount x Number of Classrooms) + (Allowable amount x Number of Teachers) + (Allowable amount x Number of Learners)
There are two components in the formula, the fixed and variable costs. The fixed amounts for every Elementary School would be P40,000 and for High School P80,000. The variable costs are the following:
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1. Assume that Basey I Central Elementary School has 250 enrolees, 6 teachers, and 5 classrooms:
Applying the fomula, the school’s MOOE would be:
= P40,000 + (P3,000 x 5) + (P4,000×5) + (P200 x 250)
2. Assume that Basey National High School has 850 enrolees, 25 teachers, and 20 classrooms:
Applying the formula, the school’s MOOE would be:
= P80,000 + (P6,000 x 20) + (P8,000 x 25) + (P 400 x 850)
There are cases however when the proposals derived from the Boncodin’s formula will be constrained due to the department’s budget calling.
Public Schools Maintenance and Other Operating Expenses (MOOE) FY 2015
Maintenance and Other Operational Expenses (MOOE) allocation for Fiscal Year 2015 with Public Elementary and Secondary Schools Enrolment for School Year 2014-2015 as of October 31, 2014. All information as reported by school heads in the Enhanced Basic Education Information System (EBEIS).
Reminder: In accordance with RA 9485 (Anti-Red Tape Act of 2007), schools are mandated by law to have a Transparency Board on MOOE posting all school expenditures using the allocated funds.
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