DEPED SDO BATAAN PROFILE
DepEd SDO Bataan is one of the twenty Schools Division Office in Central Luzon Region. The Province of Bataan is a peninsula which is found in the western part of Luzon between Manila Bay and West Philippine Sea. Bataan has an outstanding cultural and historical background, heritage and history. The province has attractive scenic view and enchanting natural landscapes that describe the wonders of the place.
Bataan is very significant in the Philippine history because Bataan was among the first provinces to revolt against Spanish regime. Not only that in World War II, Bataan was the last line of defense against invading Japanese forces. Bataan is basically an agricultural province. Farming, fishing and forestry are still the leading sources of livelihood in the province. Rice remained its principal crop.
By virtue of Executive Order No. 94 issued in 1947, the Department of Instruction was changed to Department of Education. During this period, the regulation and supervision of public and private schools belonged to the Bureau of Public and Private Schools. Later, it became the Department of Education and Culture by virtue of Proclamation 1081 issued in 1972 and the Ministry of Education and Culture in 1978 y virtue of P.D. No. 1397. Thirteen regional offices were created and major organizational changes were implemented in the educational system.
In August 2001, Republic Act 9155, otherwise called the Governance of Basic Education Act, was passed transforming the name of the Department of Education, Culture and Sports (DECS) to the Department of Education (DepEd) and redefining the role of field offices (regional offices, division offices, district offices and schools). RA 9155 provides the overall framework for (i) school head empowerment by strengthening their leadership roles and (ii) school-based management within the context of transparency and local accountability. The goal of basic education is to provide the school age population and young adults with skills, knowledge, and values to become caring, self-reliant, productive and patriotic citizens.
In accordance to RA 9155, SDO Bataan adheres to the national educational policies, plans and standards, and exercises authority, accountability and responsibility for the following:
1. Developing and implementing division education development plans;
2. Planning and managing the effective and efficient use of all personnel, physical and fiscal resources of the division, including professional staff development;
3. Hiring, placing and evaluating all division supervisors and schools district supervisors as well as all employees in the division, both teaching and non-teaching personnel, including school heads, except for the assistant division superintendent;
4. Monitoring the utilization of funds provided by the national government and the local government units to the schools and learning centers;
5. Ensuring compliance of quality standards for basic education programs and for this purpose strengthening the role of division supervisors as subject area specialists;
6. Promoting awareness of and adherence by all schools and learning centers to accreditation standards prescribed by the Secretary of Education;
7. Supervising the operations of all public and private elementary, secondary and integrated schools, and learning centers; and
8. Performing such other functions as may be assigned by proper authorities.
Year 2014 was the beginning of a significant change in the Schools Division of Bataan because it was the start of the implementation of the Rationalization Program. This change was part of the efforts to improve the agency performance through the rationalization of service delivery and support system and organization structure and staffing.
With this move, the SDO now has three divisions: The Office of the Schools Division Superintendent (OSDS), Curriculum and Implementation Division (CID) and School Governance and Operations Division (SGOD).
Spearheaded by Schools Division Superintendent Jessie D. Ferrer, CESO V, and Assistant Schools Division Superintendent Dr. Roland M. Fronda, CESE, the OSDS ensures access, promotes equity and continuously improves the quality of basic education in the schools divisions. Also concerned with overseeing the implementation of programs and standards, building partnerships and networking with stakeholders of education, the OSDS makes sure that financial, human and physical resources of the schools division are managed effectively and efficiently. The Legal, ICT, Administrative and Finance Services are under the OSDS.
Meanwhile, the office that is in-charge of ensuring the full implementation of the Basic Education Curriculum (K to 12) and the improvement in the quality of learning outcomes is the CID. Led by OIC- CID Chief Dr. Milagros M. Peñaflor, this division is tasked to provide technical assistance to schools in the area of curriculum implementation, instructional supervision and learning resource management. Under the CID are the Education Program Supervisors (EPS) in-charge of instructional management and supervision, Learning Resource Management System (LRMDS), and the Public Schools District Supervisors (PSDS). The Alternative Learning System (ALS), with the leadership of its Education Program Supervisor and Education Program Specialists, cater to the out-of-school youth, expanding the access to education in the Bataan.
SGOD completes the offices in the schools division. Headed by SGOD Chief Education Supervisor, Mr. Ramon C. Perez, this division is tasked to ensure the implementation of standards and policies relevant to managing schools for the purpose of effectiveness and quality management system. The units under SGOD are: School Management Monitoring and Evaluation, Social Mobilization and Networking, Human Resource Development, Planning and Research, Education Facilities and the School Health.
DepEd Bataan is committed to provide excellent service to elementary, junior high school and senior high school learners and alternative learning system learners under the instruction and guidance of competent and dedicated teachers, supervision of school heads and head teachers and support of non-teaching staff through the implementation of various projects, programs, thrust and other activities of DepEd.
We dream of Filipinos who passionately love their country
and whose values and competencies enable them to realize their full potential
and contribute meaningfully to building the nation.
As a learner-centered public institution, the Department of Education
continuously improves itself to better serve its stakeholders.
To protect and promote the right of every Filipino to quality, equitable, culture-based, and complete basic education where:
Students learn in a child-friendly, gender-sensitive, safe, and motivating environment.
Teachers facilitate learning and constantly nurture every learner.
Administrators and staff, as stewards of the institution, ensure an enabling and supportive environment for effective learning to happen.
Family, community, and other stakeholders are actively engaged and share responsibility for developing life-long learners.