Monday July 16, 2018

DepEd steps up banner project advocacy in Eastern Visayas

PALO, Leyte -- The Department of Education (DepEd) in Eastern Visayas is stepping up efforts to sustain local banner projects highlighting the role of school leaders in carrying out basic education policy and principles in their campuses.

Jasmin Calzita, DepEd Eastern Visayas information officer, said strengthening Project Lead (Lead, Empower, and Achieve through Data- Driven Decisions) is needed after it was launched late last year.

“The purpose of the regional banner project is to empower school leaders to achieve data driven decisions leading the schools to greater heights,” Calzita said on Monday, August 7.

Earlier, the education department held a session on Legacy-Drive Leadership and a School Leaders’ Congress joined by key education officials to intensify its call for school leader empowerment and to put premium on the capacity of the region’s school leaders to achieve Project Lead’s goals.

“Eventually this will create great schools in Eastern Visayas because they are empowered,” Calzita said.

The project was initiated regionally pursuant to Republic Act 9155, otherwise known as Governance of Basic Education Act of 2001. The law highlights the role of school leaders in localizing basic education policy and principles into projects and services that would fit and address the needs of school community.

The DepEd launched the banner project on November 8, 2016 as part of the third commemoration of Super Typhoon Yolanda (Haiyan).

DepEd Eastern Visayas Director Ramir Uytico introduced the Project Lead to inspire all the 13 school division superintendents and teams to cascade the same initiative in their respective divisions in order for the schools to come up with their own projects. (PNA)