LAWMAKER WANTS STRONGER LGU INVOLVEMENT IN BASIC EDUCATION GOVERNANCE
SENATOR Joseph Victor Ejercito filed a measure that aims to strengthen the involvement of communities and local government units in basic education governance.
Senate Bill 1633 or the 21st Century School Boards Act aims to empower local government units as partners in educating the learners, engaging their participation in the delivery of basic services and assessment of the effectivity and effectiveness.
The bill also seeks to integrate local government units’ interventions to achieve the shared goal of quality inclusive education.
Ejercito said that the bill aims to provide modifications to the composition and functions of the local school boards in every province, city and municipality.
“It is important to highlight the inclusion of the Alternative Learning System Program representatives, private sector, non-government organizations and civil society, as well as the religious groups, youth, media, military and indigenous communities in the membership of the local school board,” he added.