DepEd partners with RCTQ in developing school structure and staffing standards
RCTQ has been tapped by the Department of Education (DepEd) to undertake a study that will help develop a new education policy on school organizational structure and staffing standards (SOSSS).
PNU President Dr. Bert J. Tuga and DepEd Undersecretary for Human Resource and Organizational Development Gloria Jumamil-Mercado signed the memorandum of agreement, which fosters a continuing collaboration between RCTQ and the DepEd Bureau of Human Resource and Organizational Development (BHROD) for a decade now.
Under the agreement, RCTQ will work with BHROD School Effectiveness Division (SED) in designing and implementing data gathering activities which will generate first-hand accounts of how current structures and staffing in public schools affect the delivery of quality basic education. RCTQ will also review DepEd Order No. 19, s. 2016 which provides for the organizational structures based on size typology, curricular programs, context, and staffing standards of senior high schools.
In 2015, DepEd implemented a rationalization plan as part of a major organizational change, but schools were not part of it. DO 19, s. 2016, on the other hand, only provided for the structures and staffing standards of public senior high schools.
RCTQ’s field research, which includes a time-on task analysis on school processes and operations, will inform the development of appropriate and equivalent components of structures and staffing for public elementary and junior high schools.
RCTQ Director Dr. Jennie Jocson said this new agreement “signifies the Center’s commitment to the improvement of quality of Philippine education”, and shows “how RCTQ has been DepEd’s trusted research partner across various administrations for over a decade now.”
DepEd is expected to issue a new policy on school organizational structures and staffing standards based on the recommendations of RCTQ’s study. RCTQ will also identify outdated policies, processes, and practices in the Department that need to be updated, revised, or rescinded in the event that a new SOSSS shall be adopted.
“An organized school structure with responsive staffing standards contributes to a positive school culture. When roles and expectations are clear within schools, it fosters a more collaborative and supportive environment that enables our teachers to focus on teaching,” Dr. Jocson said. “We are pleased to be instrumental in creating this kind of environment in our public schools.” (RCTQ Comms)https://www.rctq.ph/?p=4611NewsBHROD,DepEd,SOSSS