/ 26 April 2022

ALL public schools in Laoag City will join the expanded phase of limited face-to-face classes after two years of blended learning, the Schools Division of Laoag City said.

The SDO has received the approval for the 6th and last batch of applicants for the implementation of physical classes.

“This added up to the attainment of 100% or 39 out of 39 approvals by DepEd Regional Office 1, and the concerned schools will implement upon completing the conduct of simulation to be scheduled by the division office,” SDO Laoag City said in a statement.

“The 36 public schools from the 1st to the 5th batches are already implementing and progressively expanding the scope of implementation in terms of grade level additions, course/track offerings in the Senior High School and subsequent increase in the number of teachers, rooms and resources needed,” it added.

As of April 18, the SDO said 5,096 learners, 393 teachers and 76 non-teaching personnel in the district are part of the progressive in-person learning modality.

These numbers represent 22%, 42%, and 30% of the learners, teachers and non-teaching staff of DepEd public schools respectively.

Meanwhile, Holy Spirit Academy of Laoag, one of the 26 private schools, received its approval on April 11, 2022, while the rest of the private schools are preparing the required documents.

The city government earlier issued statement of support to all the 39 public schools and an omnibus statement of support for the private schools.

The statement of support is one of the essential documents that the Regional Office requires prior to the approval of applications.