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.