DepEd Imus City Supports TEA Governance

By: Christian Mespher A. Hernandez

In line with the Transparent, Ethical and Accountable (TEA) governance advocacy of Regional Director Dr. Diosdado M. San Antonio in DepEd IV-A CALABARZON which was formally introduced in a forum on Feb. 27, the Division of Imus City vowed to adhere and campaign good governance among its educational leaders.

OIC-Schools Division Superintendent Dr. Lualhati O. Cadavedo, in a meeting held on March 10 at Gov. D. M. Camerino Elementary School, enjoined all educational program coordinators and school principals/heads to adopt the 12 things to do for TEA governance shared by Dr. San Antonio and exemplify upright leadership through good governance in their respective schools.

Dr. Cadavedo said the city needs leaders with commitment, passion, conscience and moral values who will serve as models of a modern TEA leader.

“Now is the perfect time to change for the better. Let’s veer away from our old habits and embrace what is right. Let’s build a culture of excellence out of sheer hard work and honesty,” Cadavedo stressed.

Meanwhile, in an interview with Mrs. Andrea A. Angeles, principal of Bayan Luma I Elementary School, she said that in two years prior TEA governance, BL1ES already opted not to join the “wagon” of dirty practices.

Angeles said the data/scores in achievement tests were authentic, especially, at present, with the said advocacy and the strict implementation and monitoring of the division.

She revealed that the Maintenance and Other Operating Expenses (MOOE) and other school funds are open to all.

“There is a monthly report of all the funds submitted to the principal and it is being discussed with the whole staff,” Angeles said.

The school head also often reminds her teachers about the child protection policy which does not tolerate any forms of bullying.

Upon enrolment for Academic Year 2014-2105, Angeles plans to give parents a handbook that states school policies and regulations.

It will also bear the punishment/penalty on specific offenses committed by pupils.

Also, parents will be oriented on their duties and responsibilities with the help of a resource person.

Angeles believes the goals of TEA governance can be achieved by “sticking to what is right and uphold the welfare of pupils/students the DepEd serves.”

Napapanahon ang TEA governance kasi paalala na rin ito sa atin na gawin ang tama at gumalaw nang nararapat bilang lider ng ating mga nasasakupan,” she said.