CALBAYOG CITY CITY, Samar, May 11 (PIA) – The Calbayog City Division Superintendent said that the DepEd convergence meeting with its partners always result to the smooth opening of classes.

Dr. Raul Agban, Schools Division Superintendent of Calbayog said that since 2005, this campaign of meeting stakeholders has gained good results.

He added that he seeks the help of the security forces, the city traffic division, the Land Transportation Office to ensure that traffic is managed in roads to schools and that law is uphold on student discounts and other traffic rules observed.

The convergence meeting, Agban said is also an event when they seek the commitment of partner agencies how they can help the schools, not only on June 5 but throughout the school year.

In that meeting, Mayor Ronald Aquino gave out Php 5,000.00 to each school in the city for its schools maintenance week.

Agban then appealed to the school heads to stop doing the rounds of soliciting funds for paints and minor repairs.

DTI announced it will hold a Diskwento Caravan for school needs very soon and that the entity has stabilized suggested retail prices of stores in the area.

The City health office said it will do the rounds of school canteens to ensure that what is sold is both nutritious and safe for the kids. Dr Sylvia de Guzman also offered the health services to teachers who maybe hypertensive, courtesy of the Samar Medical Society.

The Bureau of Fire said it has inspected the school buildings and that these are fire safety compliant.

The DPWH said that it has but one schoolbuiding left under construction, that it will give out grass cutters to schools on a limited edition with first come, first serve basis.

The local water district also promised to give out safe and potable water to schools including the faucet for some schools.

Agban also appealed to the utilities company to refrain from charging surcharges in the event of late payments due to the late issuance of the school fund.

The local civil registrar also offered to do free registration for indigent students to ensure that their records are in order as they start school.

The local DRRM office also offered to conduct fire and quake drills throughout the school year to ensure that students know what to do in times of disaster.

DepEd officials gave out some updates on the K to 12 program saying, this year is the full implementation of K to 12 as there will be students in Grade 12.

Agban concluded the meeting with seeking the presence of the attendees in the Visita Escuela in the next few days. This event allows the school officials to oversee the school preps done in the different institutions of learning