TACLOBAN CITY – At least 10 public schools in Eastern Visayas have been included in the list of campuses for face-to-face classes starting Nov. 15, the Department of Education (DepEd) regional office here said on Tuesday.
In Leyte province, there are three schools identified as ready for face-to-face learning. These are Palo I Central School in Palo town, Bato Central School, and Dolho Elementary School, both in Bato town.
In Samar province, approved for pilot are Dawo Integrated School, Macatingog Integrated School, Mawacat Elementary School, and Pilar Agricultural National High School in Calbayog City; Motiong Central Elementary School in Motiong town; San Sebastian Central Elementary School in San Sebastian town; and Clarencio Calagos Memorial School of Fisheries in Santa Margarita town.
The list of schools is based on the evaluation of DepEd and the Department of Health (DOH), giving high considerations on the risk classification of the schools' locations.
Jasmin Calzita, DepEd Eastern Visayas regional information officer, told reporters in a group messaging they are preparing for expansion after this pilot implementation.
“The schools initially identified for pilot implementation earlier are ready for the expansion,” Calzita added.
The region earlier recommended 18 campuses to return to physical classes.
The official assured parents that safety precautions will be enforced as their children physically return to school.
Teachers on these campuses are fully-vaccinated.
She reiterated that going to school campuses is voluntary. Some will continue their study through the distribution of self-learning modules.
Nationwide, the education department has listed 90 public schools to push through with face-to-face learning. (PNA)