Setting up of mechanism, community-based monitoring and learning help desk
October 28, 2020 — Even before the issuance of EO No. 57, s. 2020 requiring class advisers to have regular schedule of compliance check of learners, the Regional Office has issued a Memorandum directing all top officials and teachers to establish a mechanism that will strategically and randomly monitor the attendance of learners.
The establishment of mechanism was the result of the Oplan Balik Eskwela monitoring after the regional monitors have found out from the teachers that some learners were not in their homes to read and study the modules.
Two days before the release of the said EO, Regional Director Evelyn R. Fetalvero issued the memorandum to ensure that learners are at home doing their expected tasks while facilitated by their parents or guardians.
The Executive Order released by the City Government of Davao signed by City Mayor Sara Z. Duterte was released on October 26 mentioning the Department of Education (DepEd) stipulated in Section 15. It says DepEd schools class advisers must have a regular schedule of compliance check of students and their performance tasks according to their modules.
Included in the memorandum issued was the establishment of community-based monitoring and learning help desk system to address the needs of learners, teachers, parents, and stakeholders. It is responsible in receiving and processing information, issues, concerns or complaints coming from all sectors relative to the implementation of the curriculum and other educational concerns under the new normal.
With this, the Department will be able to respond to the queries, clarification, and concerns of the learners, parents, teachers and personnel, local government units and stakeholders on matters regarding distance learning delivery modality, learners’ learning and performance, assessment and grading system, teachers’ training, parents’ orientation and training, and health and safety protocols among others.
Dr. Fetalvero said this will provide guidance to the field in communicating advocacies, disseminating information, resolving issues and concerns, and this will serve as an alternative platform for collaboration and support of all governance levels.
All the 11 schools division offices (SDOs) and schools are given freeway on the establishment of the community-based monitoring and learning help desk system.
ARD Maria Ines C. Asuncion said all SDOs and schools are required to create an online link for the weekly reporting of their activities. This system will help the top management monitor on issues and concerns and what actions were taken including the effectiveness of such actions.
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