Tagum’s local school board realigns 19M to support DepEd’s new normal plans

TAGUM CITY – In adherence to the protocols provided by the National Government under the New Normal, the Department of Education Tagum City Division has come up with a strategic learning continuity plan for the school year 2020-2021.

The City Government of Tagum fully supports this endeavor of the DepEd Tagum, thereby realigning its budget for the Special Education Fund (SEF) amounting to more than 19 million pesos, and is the first LGU in Davao Region to do so.

This fund will be used for the procurement of materials essential to the implementation of new educational methods. This includes production of free modules, printing equipment, USBs, internet connectivity, among many others.

The DepEd Tagum City Division under the leadership of Schools Division Superintendent Dr. Josephine Fadul spared no effort in finding effective innovations in order to provide continuing education for Tagumenyo students in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic crisis.

Various modalities in teaching students are set to be implemented under the New Normal Education wherein students can choose whichever is more efficient and effective for their respective accessibilities and resources.

Also included in the said SEF are the new portable handwashing facilities worth 5.9 million pesos which will be installed in all public schools in the city, as preparation in the event of a possible face-to-face instruction inside the school premises. On June 4, Mayor Allan L. Rellon formally signed the deed of donation for the portable handwashing facility.

The opening of classes for the school year 2020-2021 is slated on August 24, 2020. Drex Rafols/CIO Tagum

 

These portable handwashing facilities worth 5.9 million pesos will be installed in all public schools in the city, as preparation in the event of a possible face-to-face instruction inside the school premises. CIO Tagum

 

The Local School Board of Tagum presided by Mayor Allan L. Rellon brainstorms together with the DepEd Tagum City Division and other stakeholders the different modalities in teaching students amidst the on-going COVID-19 pandemic crisis. CIO Tagum