As prescribed in DepED Order No. 21, s. 2007, the current DepED national uniforms shall be worn for school years 2007-2008 and 2008-2009. A National Uniform Committee has been created to select the national uniforms for School Years 2009-2010 and 2010-2011.
To further make basic education and its learning resources accessible to all, the Department of Education (DepED) launched an innovative project dubbed Library Hub, which is located in strategic locations in schools division.
The Christmas season should be an occasion for initiating and living out the virtues which the Lord Jesus exemplified during His life here on earth, such as humility, simplicity, and obedience. Christmas celebrations in public schools and DepED central and field offices should be simple but meaningful, keeping in mind the true spirit of the season.
In support to the Special Science Elementary School (SSES) Project, the Bureau of Elementary Education (BEE) shall be downloading Twenty-Six Million Five Hundred Thousand Pesos (26.5M) as financial assistance to the 57 pilot schools across the country.
As part of Financial Reform of the Department on School-Based Management (SBM) under the Basic Education Sector Reform Agenda (BESRA), a Manual on Simplified Accounting Procedures for Non-Implementing Units was developed and approved by the Commission on Audit (COA), Central Office (copy enclosed).
In connection with DepED Memorandum No. 502, s. 2008 (Dissemination of Administrative Order (AO) No. 241 dated 02 October 2008, this Office shall conduct ocular inspection, from time to time, to monitor compliance with Section 1 of said AO (Streamlining and Posting of Procedures).
The Guidelines for the Implementation of the CY 2008 School Furniture Procurement Program were issued through DepED Order No. 26, s. 2008.
In compliance with the provisions of Section 6 of Republic Act No. 9184 and its Implementing Rules and Regulations, which provides that the Government Procurement Policy Board (GPPB) shall pursue the development and approval of the generic procurement manual to systematize the procurement process.
For the information and guidance of all concerned, enclosed is a copy of National Council on Disability Affairs (NCDA) Board Resolution No. 12, s. 2008 entitled “Resolution Enjoining the Member Agencies of the NCDA Board to Employ Qualified PWD Encoders Using Available Recruitment Schemes”.
The 5-year ICT for Education (ICT4E) Strategic Plan defines the goals of the Department in Information and Communication Technology (ICT) for the next years. The Plan maps out the key activities to strengthen the capacity of DepED to develop and implement efficient and effective means in integrating ICT in Basic Education.