Brigada Eskwela kicks off on May 30

DAGUPAN CITY — The Division of City Schools in Dagupan is now all set to hold this year’s national school maintenance week, dubbed as Brigada Eskwela, which will begin on May 30 until June 4.

Ma. Linda Ventinilla, chief of the Schools Governance and Operations Division of Dagupan City said the kickoff ceremony in the city would be held at the Judge Jose De Venecia Sr. Memorial National High School, one of the schools which offers senior high school (SHS).

Speaking during the KBP Forum on Thursday, Ventinilla said that Brigada Eskwela was a nationwide activity that sought to enjoin voluntary effort of teachers, parents, and community members to do minor repairs in public schools in order to prepare the learning environment for students in time for the opening of classes on June 13.

Among the usual participants in the week-long schools cleanup are school personnel and students; parents; local government units representatives; other volunteers from government agencies such as Philippine National Police (PNP), Department of Public Works and Highways, Department of Social Welfare and Development, and Department of Health; and even some private companies and non-government organizations.

She added that the division’s Oplan Balik Eskwela will start on May 28.

“Oplan Balik Eskwela is an annual campaign initiated by the Department of Education (DepEd), in coordination with other agencies, communities, and interest groups, and held to prepare for the opening of the school year. It aims to ensure that students are properly enrolled and able to attend school during the opening of classes.”

Ventinilla noted that parents and their children can seek the help of the senior officers and division support staff as well as school-based support staff on matters regarding student’s registration. PNA/