100% of Glenda-hit school divisions back to regular operations

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Monday, July 21, 2014


THE Department of Education (DepEd) reported all 117 school divisions affected by Typhoon Glenda have resumed classes and operations, with the exemption of a few schools conducting clearing operations with the support of the local government units (LGUs) and school officials, July 21.

DepEd schools are implementing interventions to address the temporary displacement of classes due to damaged classrooms. This includes provisions of temporary learning spaces, merging of classes, and other measures that have been proven effective in addressing education in emergencies. The department has already directed the school heads to submit initial school damage report.

The public was also encouraged to participate in reporting school damage through the use of #SchoolPatrolPH in different social media platforms (Facebook and Twitter). Through this online initiative, the public has reported a total of 35 schools with damages caused by the typhoon.

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DepEd continues to urge the public to report school damage by sending photos and other relevant information to DepEd’s official Twitter Account (@DepEd_PH) using the hashtag: #SchoolPatrolPH, or via email at communications@deped.gov.ph. Together with the LGUs and other national government agencies, the Department remains committed to ensuring the delivery of basic education services. (PR)

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