DepEd suspends School-Based Management(SBM) validation activities
The Department of Education has suspended the conduct of division and regional School-Based Management (SBM) validation activities.
The said moratorium was announced in DepEd Memorandum No. 75 series of 2022 signed by Undersecretary and Chief of Staff Epimaco Densing III dated Aug. 26.
DepEd said that “all ongoing and planned activities relative to the conduct of the validation process to determine the SBM level of Practice by the schools division offices (SDOs) and regional offices (ROs) shall be held in abeyance.”
“During this period, field offices shall observe a practice-based provision of technical assistance in lieu of recognition-based validation activities,” DepEd said.
DepEd added that SDO shall “provide the necessary technical assistance for continuous improvement of school practices and processes on areas identified as dimensions of school operations.”
ROs are expected to “extend support and trainings to their SDOs to enhance capacity in providing technical assistance to schools.”
Likewise, SDOs and ROs shall “strengthen and further develop their tools and mechanisms to ensure relevance and enhance the efficiency of the provision of their respective technical assistance.”
Meanwhile, DepEd noted that “schools shall continue to undergo self-assessment using the existing SBM tool with the purpose of identifying areas for improvement”, particularly in various dimensions of school operations such as leadership, governance and accountability, human resources and team development, finance, and resource management and mobilization, curriculum and instruction, and learning environment.
“This moratorium shall remain in effect until the new SBM policy is issued,” DepEd said.