NEWS | 2020/01/27 | LKRO
January 27, 2020
Mayor Evangelista encourages parents to enroll children early for school year 2020-2021
KIDAPAWAN CITY – City Mayor Joseph Evangelista is encouraging parents to have their children enrolled in the Early Registration of the Department of Education for school year 2020 – 2021.
It is a yearly campaign of the DepEd for incoming Kindergarten, Grades 1, 7 and 11 to enroll early for the school year.
“This is also one way of encouraging children displaced by the recent earthquakes to go back to school and restore normalcy in their lives.”, Mayor Evangelista said.
The Early Registration runs through February 1, 2020 to March 6, 2020.
City Schools Division Superintendent Omar Obas in an interview said, the Early Registration will help the City Government and the DepEd determine the number of children who live in far flung communities, those who have disabilities, illnesses and nutritional deficiencies, those who are no longer in school but interested in going back, undocumented and in conflict with the law.
Through the initiative of SP Education Committee Chair City Councilor Aljo Cris G. Dizon, upon the direction of the Mayor, the City Government has institutionalized the ‘zero collection policy’ by subsidizing the Php 400 Parent Teachers Association fees of all children enrolled in public elementary and secondary schools in the city.
For Kindergarten and Grade 1, a Philippine Statistics Authority (PSA) or National Statistics Authority (NSO) authenticated birth certificate must be submitted.
In case of its absence, secondary documents such as Local Civil Registrar (LCR) birth certificate, baptismal certificate, or barangay certification can be submitted.
Learners must also accomplish the Basic Education Enrolment Form during early registration.
The Early Registration is open in all public elementary and secondary schools in the 40 barangays of the city.##(cio/lkoasay)