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Friday, July 22, 2011

New SBM Grant Guidelines, Targets Poor and Highly Depressed Schools

DepEd Order No. 55, s. 2011- Gudelines on School Based Management (SBM) Grants has leveled and socialized the opportunities and the playing field among schools badly needing financial support.

Before, grants were given on the basis of being a non-performing school regardless of the place and extent of support available from stakeholders particularly among rich and well-funded schools located in rich cities and municipalities.

Under the new guidelines, prioritization, allocation, and selection of recipient schools shall be guided by, first, convergence to address poverty and capacity of local government units to support schools.  The first one refers to divisions with highest number of schools situated in 4th, 5th, and 6th class municipalities and 4P's areas are given priority.  The second one gives priority to schools under 4th, 5th, and 6th class municipalities whose LGU's have lesser financial capability to support education initiatives.

Prioritization, selection and allocation of division depends on two sets of priorities under GAA.  Priority I which involves 32 of 40 identified high priority divisions and Priority II which is constituted by the remaining  157 division.

The two priorities were identified based on division performance computed using the average of participation, achievement (NAT), completion, and drop out rates for SY 2006-2007, SY 2007-2008 and SY 2008-2009.

All schools under priority I divisions. within the 4th, 5th, and 6th class municipalities as well as 4P's schools shall be given SBM Grants while schools with the highest drop out rates within priority II divisions belonging to 4th, 5th, and 6th municipalities shall be the priority.

See more of the guidelines by clicking the link above or on the link at the right of this blog under legislation and control.


Anonymous said...

in purchasing instructional materials as one of the solution to address poor academic performance of the school, is it allowable that the division office controlled by the superintendent is the one cater the purchasing of books and order shall be submitted to the office?

The Learning Captain said...

Dear Ms/Mr Anonymous,

If you are referring to the utilization of the SBM Grant, the division office may at their discretion recommend suppliers following proper and legal procedure but it could not impose on the grantee to buy from it if he/she found a much cheaper but quality sources.

Among other things, I don't think, the process you mentioned in your comment is controlled by the superintendent. May be, the office of the superintendent is just being used.

But most importantly, what I personally know about SBM is that, school heads are given the freedom to decide on what they think will benefit their school best.

You may read the SBM Manual and other accompanying books on SBM as published under the TEEP Project for more information about it or read the accompanying guidelines on SBM Implementation which is also link in this site.

God Speed and thanks for dropping.