Negros schools gear up for ‘Brigada Eskwela’

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Monday, May 19, 2014


PUBLIC elementary and high schools in Negros Occidental gear up for the conduct of “Brigada Eskwela” starting today until May 23.

Provincial Schools Division Superintendent Juliet Jeruta asked parents, students and other sectors to participate in the yearly clean-up activity in schools in preparation for the opening of classes in June.

Jeruta said that with the string of disasters that affected schools in 2013, Education Secretary Armin Luistro ordered that this year’s “Brigada” should focus on “making schools disaster-ready.”

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In Department of Education Memorandum No. 32, series of 2014, Luistro stressed that the annual schools maintenance week for this year should be more on “developing disaster-resilient school communities."

In his memorandum, Luistro said that this year’s focus aims to “to ease the schools’ vulnerability to both natural and human-made disasters.”

Thus, he directed all school principals to take the lead role in planning activities to promote a safe school environment and “ensure the participation of teachers, parents, community members, local authorities, and other concerned stakeholders in this undertaking.”

Opening of classes for school year 2014-2015 for public elementary and high schools is set on June 2. (TDE)

Published in the Sun.Star Bacolod newspaper on May 19, 2014.

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