CEBU CITY – The Department of Education-Central Visayas (DepEd Region 7) has listed 50 public schools that are ready to hold limited face-to-face classes.
“This list we recommended ready for face-to-face classes is compliant with the requirements asked by the Department of Health (DOH),” DepEd Region 7 Director Salustiano Jimenez said Thursday.
The requirements included classroom design, availability of health protocol essentials, as well as recommendations from the DOH, the local government units, school divisions, and parents-teachers associations.
Jimenez said it will be up to the DepEd Central Office and President Duterte to approve the recommendation.
The recommendation that was submitted was only the first batch since it was still part of the pilot implementation, said Jimenez. “The recommendation was done by batches.”
The schools recommended ready for limited face-to-face classes were six schools in Bohol, nine in Siquijor, 13 in Negros Oriental, and 22 Cebu, including the highly urbanized cities of Cebu, Mandaue, and Lapu-Lapu.
The concerned schools have also done the needed preparations so that when given the go signal, they will be ready to hold limited face-to-face classes, said Jimenez.
Once a positive COVID-19 case is reported in a chosen school, the face-to-face classes will be stopped, Jimenez said.