August 30, 1999 – DO 91, s. 1999 – Guidelines on the Establishment and Operation of Integrated Schools
August 30, 1999
DO 91, s. 1999
Guidelines on the Establishment and Operation of Integrated Schools
To:   Undersecretaries and Asst. Secretaries
Bureau and Regional Directors
Schools Division Superintendents


1.   In order to promote access to basic education and pursue the constitutional mandate that the State should “establish, maintain and support a complete, adequate and integrated system of education relevant to the needs of the people and society” (Article XIV, Section 2, paragraph 1 of the 1987 Constitution), this Department hereby encourages and supports the establishment of at least one Integrated School (IS) in every region.


2.   An Integrated School may be established in those areas where any of the following conditions may exist:


2.1   There are no schools offering basic education.


2.2   The only elementary school in the locality is offering multi- grade program.


2.3   The number of elementary graduates does not warrant the establishment of a separate secondary school.


2.4   There are not enough items for teachers and school heads that would justify the establishment of a separate elementary and a secondary school.


2.5   There is a difficulty in acquiring school site for a secondary school.


2.6   There are inadequate equipment and resources to support the operation in separate elementary and secondary schools.
3.   The distinctive features of an Integrated School (IS) and the implementation procedures are presented in detail in Inclosures 1 and 2, respectively.


4.   The Bureau of Elementary education and the Bureau of Secondary Education in collaboration with the DECS regional and division offices shall monitor the schools, provide technical backstopping and assist them towards full integration.

5.   Immediate and wide dissemination of this Order to all concerned is desired.



Incl.: As stated
Reference: None
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under the following subjects:POLICY