DepEd basic education continuity plan backed

Parent-Teacher Associations (PTAs) from various regions nationwide back the basic education-learning continuity plan (BE-LCP) of the Department of Education (DepEd).

Representatives from various PTAs, during last week’s “Handang Isip, Handa Bukas” virtual presser, shared their initiatives to support distance learning in their schools in preparation for the opening of School Year (SY) 2020-2021 next month.

Edmund Cardona, president of the General PTA from Cauayan, Isabela, reported the significant role parents played in their community as they established a school radio laboratory called “Radyo Edukalidad” to ensure that 21 far-flung barangays of their hometown can still maximize the schools’ radio-based instruction.

Cardona shared that GPTA participated in the “Brigada Eskwela” initiative of their schools. He also reported that they contributed in the maintenance and sanitation of school facilities and establishment of COVID-19 prevention and mitigation structures.

The leadership of the GPTA of the Cauayan Science and Technology High School, Cardona said, has laid out concrete measures to fully support DepEd BE-LCP.

“Tunay na ang sama-samang pagkilos ng GPTA at iba pang stakeholders ay nakakatulong ng malaki sa pagpapatupad ng basic education learning continuity plan (Indeed, the joint action of GPTA and other stakeholders greatly contributes to the implementation of the basic education learning continuity plan),” he added.

Baguio City Schools Division Office (SDO) Federation of PTA President Atty. Ronald Perez said that their association conducted major activities, including seminars, to capacitate parents with new skills and knowledge upskilling to adapt distance learning set up through the Parents Academy.

The FPTA of SDO Antipolo City highlighted the efforts of their school parents to support the implementation of BE-LCP.

Antipolo FPTA President Ma. Bonnie Corañes-Manlunas explained how they assisted in school-based planning and crafting of the LCP as well as the pilot testing and actual distribution Self Learning Modules (SLMs).

The PTA leaders said that they are continuously providing fellow parents with orientations, webinars, and capability building activities to engage and empower them to pursue lifelong learning goals for their children.