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NQESH / Princip P rincipals’ als’ Te Test Q & A On Governance For Basic Education And And Reulations Governin Pu!lic Sc"ools Read: NQESH # Principal’s Test Revie$ %aterials I. GENERAL PROVISIONS Q '"at are t"e constitutional provisions relevant to pu!lic sc"ools in !asic education( T"e )ollo$in are t"e constitutional provisions relevant to pu!lic sc"ools in !asic education *+ ,T"e state s"all protect and pro-ote t"e ri"t o) all citi.ens to ualit0 education at all levels and s"all ta1e appropriate steps to -a1e suc" education accessi!le to all+2 *+* Q %a0 a principal o) a pu!lic ele-entar0 or "i" sc"ool re)use t"e enroll-ent o) a pupil/student due to se34 et"nic roupin4 or reliion o) t"e c"ild or "is parents(  A No4 !ecause !ecause suc" re)usal re)usal $ill violate t"e t"e ri"t o) o) t"e pupil/stude pupil/student nt to "ave "ave ualit0 education as provided in Sec+ * Art+ 567 o) t"e *89: ;onstitution and !ecause it $ill violate "is/"er constitutional ri"t to !e accorded eual protection o) t"e la$s uaranteed under Sec+ * Art+ 666 o) t"e *89: ;onstitution to all Filipino citi.ens+ *+< Q %a0 a principal o) a pu!lic ele-entar0 or "i" sc"ool re)use ad-ission o) a pupil/student )or not !ein a resident o) t"e sa-e !arana0 or -unicipalit0 $"ere t"e sc"ool is located(  A No4 !ecause !ecause suc" re)usal re)usal $ill violate t"e t"e constitutiona constitutionall ri"t o) t"e c"ild to "ave ualit0 education+ *+= Q %a0 a principal li-it t"e enroll-ent to si3t0 >[email protected] pupils/student s per classroo- and ive to residents priorit0 over nonresidents o) t"e !arana0 or -unicipalit0 $"ere t"e sc"ool is located(  A+ Ces4 Ces4 !ecause !ecause li-itin t"e t"e enroll-ent enroll-ent to si3t0 si3t0 >[email protected] pupils/stu pupils/students dents per per classrooclassroo- in in consonance $it" DepEd Order No+ =< S <@@= provided t"at t"e principal $ill ive assistance to t"e pupil/student to enroll in near!0 sc"ool so as not to deprive "i-/"er ri"t to education+ <+* Q S"all state esta!lis"4 -aintain and support onl0 !asic education(  A+ No4 !ecause !ecause Sec < >< >< Art+ Art+ 567 o) o) t"e *89: *89: ;onstitution ;onstitution -andates -andates t"at t"at t"e State State s"all s"all esta!lis"4 -aintain and support a co-plete adeuate and interated educational s0sterelevant to t"e needs o) t"e people and societ0 and !ecause Sec+ * Art+ 567 o) t"e ;onstitution provides t"at t"e State s"all protect and pro-ote t"e ri"t o) all Filipino ;iti.ens to ualit0 education at all levels+ =+*Q Supposin %r+ P t"e principal o) pu!lic "i" sc"ool issues an order not to enroll students unless t"e0 $ill pa0 )irst t"e -e-!ers"ip )ees )or Red ;ross4 Bo0s Scout and Girls Scout+ 6s t"e order valid(  A+ No+ T"e Order Order is not not valid )or )or !ein contrar0 to Sec+ < >= Art+ Art+ 567 o) o) t"e *89: *89: ;onstitution $"ic" provides )or a )ree pu!lic ele-entar0 and secondar0 education and )or !ein in violation o) DepEd Order No+ ? S <@*@ $"ic" provides t"at )or rade and 0ear levels !e0ond rade 4 no collection o) an0 t0pe s"ould !e underta1en durin t"e enroll-ent period and t"e )irst -ont" o) classes and t"at startin on t"e second -ont" o) ever0 sc"ool 0ear4 contri!utions -a0 !e collected !ut on a voluntar0 !asis+ +* Q Does t"e overn-ent provide )inancial assistance to students s tudents in a pu!lic sc"ool $"o $ant to enroll in a private "i" sc"ool(  A+ Ces4 Ces4 t"e t"e overn-ent overn-ent provides provides )inancial )inancial assistanc assistance e to pu!lic pu!lic ele-entar0 ele-entar0 sc"ool sc"ool raduates !elonin to t"e top )i)t0 percent >@ o) t"e raduatin class $it" an annual )a-il0 inco-e o) P*@@[email protected]@@[email protected]@ or less $"o $is" to enroll in a private "i" sc"ool+ +< Q Ho$ -uc" is t"e )inancial assistance(  A T"e )inancial assistance is P[email protected]@@[email protected]@ per student rantee outside National ;apital Reion >N;R and P*@[email protected]@@[email protected]@ $it"in N;R+ += Q '"at is t"is prora- t"at provides )inancial assistance to students and teac"ers in private education(  A T"is prora- providin )or overn-ent assistance to students and teac"ers in private sc"ool is called GASTPE $"ic" is provided !0 RA ?:<9 as a-ended+ +* Q 6s t"ere a need )or alternative learnin s0ste- in t"e P"ilippines(  A Ces4 to provide all Filipinos t"e c"ance to "ave access to !asic education+ +< Q Ho$ is learnin provided under t"is alternative learnin s0ste-(  A earnin -a0 !e provided t"ru t"e use o) -odules or !0 -o!ile teac"ers usin !oo1s and instructional -aterials+ ?+* Q S"all all pu!lic and private sc"ools include t"e stud0 o) t"e ;onstitution as part o) t"e curricula( Ces4 !ecause Sec+ = >* Art+ 567 o) t"e *89: ;onstitution -andates t"at all educational institutions s"all include t"e stud0 o) t"e constitution as part o) t"eir curricula+ :+* Q 6n $"at su!Iect in !asic education are t"ese value o) patriotis-4 nationalis- and ot"er values tau"t(  A 7alues education or edu1as0on sa papapa"alaa+ 9+* Q Ho$ do pu!lic and private institutions in t"e educational s0steco-ple-ent one anot"er(  A Students -a0 trans)er )ro- a pu!lic sc"ool to a private sc"ool and vice versaJ !ot" institutions )ollo$ at least t"e -ini-u- standards and criteria set !0 t"e Depart-ent and !ot" are under t"e reasona!le supervision and reulation o) t"e Depart-ent+ 8+* Q Supposin %r+ S t"e Superintendent Sc"ools appointed %r+ F a )oreiner as t"e Principal o) a pu!lic "i" sc"ool+ 6s t"e appoint-ent in order(  A No4 )or it is in violation o) Sec+  ><Art+ 567 o) t"e *89: ;onstitution $"ic" vests upon citi.ens o) t"e P"ilippines t"e control and ad-inistration o) educational institutions+ *@+* Q 6n )or-ulatin educational policies and prora-s4 $"at s"all t"e Depart-ent ta1e into account(  A T"e Depart-ent s"all ta1e into account reional and sectoral needs and s"all encourae local plannin in t"e develop-ent o) educational policies and prora-s+ **+* Q '"at is acade-ic )reedo-(  A T"e Supre-e ;ourt o) t"e Knited States said t"at acade-ic )reedo- -eans a universit0 can ,deter-ine )or itsel) on acade-ic rounds '"o -a0 teac" '"at -a0 !e tau"t Ho$ it s"ould !e tau"t '"o -a0 !e ad-itted to stud02 *<+* Q At present4 t"e result o) t"e National ;areer Assess-ent E3a-ination >N;AE !ein ad-inistered ever0 0ear to all )ourt" 0ear "i" sc"ool students in pu!lic and private secondar0 sc"ools onl0 serve as uide to students )or t"e courses t"e0 $ill ta1e in post secondar0 institutions o) learnin+ Supposin a la$ $ill !e enacted to -a1e t"e results o) t"e N;AE a prereuisite )or enroll-ent in collee/universit0 courses or in vocational/tec"noloical courses or ot"er s"ort entrepreneurial courses4 $ill t"e la$ !e constitutional(  A T"e aut"or is o) t"e opinion4 t"at suc" la$ $ill !e in consonance on t"e !asis t"at -a1in t"e results o) t"e N;AE a prereuisite )or enroll-ent in collee/ universit0 courses or in vocational/tec"noloical courses $ill !e a )air4 reasona!le and euita!le ad-ission and acade-ic reuire-ent and $it"in t"e aut"orit0 o) t"e State to provide reasona!le supervision and reulation o) all educational institutions+ *=+* Q Ho$ s"all t"e State en"ance t"e ri"t o) teac"ers to pro)essional advance-ent(  A B0 providin trainins and se-inars to teac"ersJ !0 providin sa!!atical leave to teac"ersJ !0 ivin sc"olars"ip to teac"ers+ *+* Ho$ $ill t"e state insure t"at teac"in $ill attract and retain its ri"t)ul s"are o) t"e !est availa!le talents(  A T"rou" adeuate re-uneration and ot"er -eans o) Io! satis)action and )ul)ill-ent+ II. BASIC EDUCATION ?+* Q '"at does !asic education enco-pass(  A ,Basic Education enco-passes earl0 c"ild"ood4 ele-entar0 and "i" sc"ool education as $ell as alternative learnin s0ste-s )or outo)sc"ool 0out" and adult learners and includes education )or t"ose $it" special needs2 ?+< Q '"at s"all !e t"e -ain prora-s o) !asic education(  A ,Basic Education s"all "ave )ive > -ain prora-s4 na-el0 presc"ool4 ele-entar04 secondar04 special needs and alternative learnin s0ste-s+2 ?+= Q '"at s"all t"e ele-entar0 education prora-s cover(  A ,Ele-entar0 education prora-s s"all cover at least Grades 6 to 76J secondar0 education prora-s )ro- First 0ear to Fourt" 0ear or a total o) ten >*@ sc"ool 0ears in t"e )or-al sc"ool s0ste-+2 ?+ Q To ensure proper i-ple-entation o) t"e Education For All >EFA  A ,To ensure proper i-ple-entation o) t"e Education For All >EFA polic0 o) t"e overn-ent4 alternative learnin s0ste-s s"all provide )or t"e !asic learnin needs o) outo)sc"ool c"ildren4 0out" and adults4 * 0ears old and a!ove+2 : Q Kpon $"at overn-ent aenc0 is t"e ad-inistration o) t"e educational s0ste- and t"e supervision and reulation o) all educational institutions in !asic education vested(  A ,T"e Ad-inistration o) t"e educational s0ste- and t"e reasona!le supervision and reulation o) all educational institutions in !asic education are vested in t"e Depart-ent $it"out preIudice4 "o$ever4 to t"e c"arter o) an0 state universit0 or collee+ 9+* Q '"at are t"e levels in For-al Education(  A ,For-al Education s"all correspond to t"e )ollo$in levels in !asic education a+ T"e )irst level or Ele-entar0 Education involves co-pulsor04 )or-al education pri-aril0 concerned $it" providin !asic education4 and usuall0 corresponds to a traditional si3 or seven rade4 and in addition4 presc"ool prora-s+ Suc" presc"ool education nor-all0 consists o) 1inderarten sc"oolin4 !ut -a0 !e cover ot"er preparator0 courses as $ell+ T"e second level or Secondar0 Education is concerned pri-aril0 $it" continuin !asic education o) t"e ele-entar0 level and e3pandin it to include t"e learnin o) e-plo0a!le ain)ul s1ills4 usuall0 correspondin to )our 0ears o) "i" sc"ool+2 8+* Q '"at s"all t"e curricular prora-s !e(  A ,T"e curricular prora-s s"all !e suestive patterns and -odels )or t"e uidance o)  )ield o))icials and teac"ers+ T"ese -a0 !e enric"ed or -odi)ied to suit "e needs o) t"e learners and t"e conditions in t"e sc"ool and co--unit04 provided "o$ever4 t"at an0 radical departure )ro- t"e speci)ic su!Iects and curricula s"all "ave t"e approval o) Secretar0 o) Education+2 8+< Q '"at -ust t"e curricular prora-s )ocus on(  A ,T"e develop-ent and orani.ation o) t"e curricular prora-s -ust )ocus on t"e learner’s total develop-ent+ T"e curricula s"all !e !ased on t"e )unda-ental ai-s o) education set )ort" in Art+ 567 Sec+ < o) t"e *89: P"ilippine ;onstitution4 B+P+ Bl+ <=< also 1no$n as t"e Education Act o) *89<4 and ot"er statutes+2 *@+* Q '"at does Presc"ool education or earl0 c"ild"ood education re)er(  A L6t re)ers to t"e educational prora-/s preparator0 to Grade 6 to develop t"e c"ild in all aspects p"0sical4 social4 e-otional4 -oral and conitive4 so t"at s/"e -a0 !e !etter prepared to tac1le )or-al sc"ool $or1s and cope $it" t"e de-ands o) co-ple3 li)e2 *@+*+* Q '"at do t"e earl0 ;"ild"ood Education >E;E earnin area include(  A T"e Earl0 ;"ild"ood Education >E;E earnin Areas include activities t"at develop in eac" c"ild co--unication s1ills in Enlis" and Filipino4 nu-erac0 s1ills4 sensor0 perceptual s1ills4 socio e-otional s1ills4 -otor and creative s1ills+2 *@+< Q '"at are t"e o!Iectives o) ele-entar0 education(  A ,Ele-entar0 Education O!Iectives+ • To provide 1no$lede and develop t"e s1ills4 attitudes and values essential to personal develop-ent and necessar0 )or livin in4 and contri!utin to4 a developin and c"anin social -ilieuJ • To provide learnin e3periences $"ic" s"all increase t"e learner’s a$areness o)4 and responsiveness to4 t"e c"anes and de-ands o) societ0 and prepare "i-/"er )or constructive and e))ective involve-entJ • To pro-ote and intensi)0 t"e learner’s 1no$lede o) identi)ication $it"4 and love )or t"e nation and t"e people to $"ic" "e/s"e !elonsJ and • To pro-ote e3periences $"ic" develop t"e learner’s orientation to t"e $orld o) $or1 and creativit0 and prepare "i-sel)/"ersel) to enae in "onest and ain)ul $or1+2 *@+= Q '"at is Special Needs Education(  A Special Needs Education re)ers to t"e education o) persons $"o are i)ted or talented as $ell as t"ose $"o "ave p"0sical4 -ental4 social or sensor0 i-pair-ent+ Suc" roup -a0 reuire -odi)ications o) t"e sc"ool curricula4 prora-s and special services and p"0sical )acilities to "elp t"e- develop to t"eir -a3i-u- capacit0+ Q '"at s"all !e t"e ai- o) special education(  A ,Special Education >SPED s"all ai- to develop t"e -a3i-u- potential o) t"e c"ild $it" special needs to ena!le "i- to !eco-e sel)reliant and ears to$ards providin "i- $it" t"e opportunities )or a )ull and "app0 li)e+2 Q '"at s"all !e t"e ulti-ate oal o) special education(  A ,T"e ulti-ate oal o) special education s"all !e t"e interation o) learners $it" special needs into t"e reular sc"ool s0ste- and eventuall0 in t"e co--unit0+2 Q On $"at is t"e curriculu- )or special needs education !ased and desined(  A T"e curriculu- )or Special Needs Education s"all !e !ased on t"e curriculuprescri!ed )or t"e reular sc"ools !0 t"e Depart-ent and desined to respond to t"e special needs o) t"e )ollo$in learners+ • T"e %entall0 Handicapped • T"e Hearin 6-paired • T"e 7isuall0 6-paired • T"e Ort"opedicall0 Handicapped • T"e ;"ildren $it" Be"avioral Pro!le-s Q '"at are t"e sc"e-es or options t"at -a0 !e adopted )or Special Needs Education Prora-(  A T"e )ollo$in sc"e-es or options -a0 !e adopted )or Special Needs Education prora- %odi)ied curriculu- s"all !e prescri!ed )or reular c"ildren $it" certain adaptations to -eet t"e needs o) special c"ildren+ Special curriculu- s"all !e prescri!ed )or c"ildren $it" special needs ai-ed pri-aril0 at developin adaptive s1ills to -a3i-i.e t"eir potentials+ Q '"at are t"e protot0pes o) special prora-s and provisions )or t"e i)ted and talented $"ic" s"all !e developed and -aintained(  A Special prora-s and provisions )or t"e i)ted and talented $"ic" s"all !e developed and -aintained -a0 ta1e t"e )ollo$in protot0pes  Acceleration s"all re)er to an0 ad-inistrative practice desined to -ove i)ted learners t"rou" sc"ool -ore rapidl0 t"an usual+ Ad-inistrative practices under acceleration s"all include earl0 ad-ission4 rade s1ippin4 advanced place-ent4 telescopin o) rade levels and credits !0 e3a-ination+ *+ Grade Acceleration/Grade S1ippin <+ Grade Telescopin  A!ilit0 roupin s"all re)er to an0 classi)ication o) c"ildren )or instructional purposes in ter-s o) capacit0 )or learnin and de-onstrated ac"ieve-ent+ T"e t0pes o) a!ilit0 roupin s"all !e *+ Special ;lass/Sel);ontained ;lasses <+ Pullout Prora- =+ Enric"-ent *@+ Q '"at are its o!Iectives(  A 6ts o!Iectives are as )ollo$s To continue to pro-ote t"e o!Iectives o) ele-entar0 education To discover and en"ance t"e di))erent aptitudes and interests o) t"e students so as to euip "i- $it" s1ills )or productive endeavor and/or prepare "i- )or tertiar0 sc"oolin *@++* Q '"at are t"e curricular o))erins o) t"e di))erent t0pes o) secondar0 education(  A T"e curricular o))erins o) t"e di))erent t0pes o) secondar0 sc"ools are as )ollo$s *+ General Secondar0 Sc"ool <+ General ;o-pre"ensive Hi" Sc"ool =+ Secondar0 7ocational Sc"ool + Special Secondar0 Sc"ool • Reional Division Science Hi" Sc"ool >R/DHS • Science and Tec"nolo0 Hi" Sc"ool >STHS • Science Hi" Sc"ool and Science and Tec"nolo0 Sc"ool *+ %at"e-atics in t"e )ourt" 0ear includes Anal0tical Geo-etr0 and Ele-entar0 ;alculus <+ Enlis" includes Speec" and Dra-a in t"e First Cear and Tec"nical and Essa0 'ritin in t"e Second Cear+ =+ Eart" Science/Environ-ental Science and t"e reular Fourt" Cear P"0sics are su!Iects in t"e T"ird Cear ;"e-istr0 is a su!Iect in t"e Fourt" Cear+ • T"e Special Science ;urriculu- • Sc"ool )or t"e Handicap • Bo0s’ To$n Sc"ool • T"e Sc"ool )or %inor O))enders • T"e P"ilippine Hi" Sc"ool )or t"e Arts *@+ Q '"at is Alternative earnin S0ste-(  A Alternative earnin S0ste- is a parallel learnin s0ste- t"at provides via!le alternative to t"e e3istin )or-al education instruction+ 6t enco-passes !ot" t"e non )or-al and in)or-al sources o) 1no$lede and s1ills+ Polic04 Principles and evels o) Governance )or Basic Education 666+ GO7ERNAN;E FOR BAS6; EDK;AT6ON ** Q '"at is t"e State Polic0 on t"e ri"t o) citi.ens to ualit0 !asic education(  A 6t is "ere!0 declared t"e polic0 o) t"e State to protect and pro-ote t"e ri"t o) all citi.ens to ualit0 !asic education and to -a1e suc" education accessi!le to all !0 providin all Filipino c"ildren a )ree and co-pulsor0 education in t"e ele-entar0 level and )ree education in t"e "i" sc"ool level+ Suc" education s"all also include alternative learnin s0ste-s )or outo)sc"ool 0out" and adult learners+ Q '"at s"all !e t"e oal o) !asic education(  A 6t s"all !e t"e oal o) !asic education to provide t"e- $it" t"e s1ills4 1no$lede and values t"e0 need to !eco-e carin4 sel)reliant4 productive and patriotic citi.ens+ Q '"at s"all !e t"e "eart o) t"e )or-al education s0ste-(  A T"e sc"ool s"all !e t"e "eart o) t"e )or-al education s0ste-+ 6t is $"ere c"ildren learn+ Sc"ools s"all "ave a sinle ai- o) providin t"e !est possi!le !asic education )or all learners+ Q '"ere s"all overnance o) !asic education !ein(  A Governance o) !asic education s"all !ein at t"e national level+ Q '"ere s"all t"e polic0 and principle )or t"e overnance o) !asic education !e translated into prora-s4 proIects4 and services to )it local needs(  A 6t is at t"e reions4 divisions4 sc"ools4 and learnin centers re)erred to as t"e )ield o))ices $"ere t"e polic0 and principle )or t"e overnance o) !asic education !e translated into prora-s4 proIects and services developed4 adapted and o))ered to )it local needs+ Q To i-prove t"e ualit0 o) !asic education4 $"o- s"all !e t"e State encourae(  A T"e State s"all encourae local initiatives )or i-provin t"e ualit0 o) !asic education+ *<+ Q '"at is t"e principle o) s"ared overnance(  A S"ared overnance is a principle $"ic" reconi.es t"e ever0 unit in t"e education Bureaucrac0 "as a particular role4 tas1 and responsi!ilities in"erent in t"e o))ice and )or $"ic" it is principall0 accounta!le )or outco-es+ Q '"at s"all !e o!served in t"e decision -a1in process at appropriate levels(  A T"e process o) de-ocratic consultation+ Q '"at s"all !e esta!lis"ed to ensure coordination and open co--unication )or t"e central o))ice $it" t"e reional4 division and sc"ool levels(  A Feed!ac1 -ec"anis-+ Q '"at s"all !e operationali.ed in t"e per)or-ance o) )unctions and responsi!ilities at all levels(  A T"e principles o) accounta!ilit0 and transparenc0+ Q '"at s"all !e strent"ened to )acilitate t"e )lo$ o) in)or-ation and e3pand lin1aes $it" ot"er overn-ent aencies4 local overn-ent units4 nonovern-ental orani.ation )or e))ective overnance(  A T"e co--unication c"annels o) )ield o))icers+ *=+* Q '"at is t"e Depart-ent o) Education vested $it" )or ensurin access to4 pro-otin euit0 in4 and i-provin t"e ualit0 o) !asic education(  A T"e Depart-ent o) Education is vested $it" aut"orit04 accounta!ilit0 and responsi!ilit0 )or ensurin access to4 pro-otin euit0 in4 and i-provin t"e ualit0 o) !asic education+ *=+< Q '"at are t"e structural co-ponents o) t"e depart-ent(  A T"e ;entral O))ice and Field O))ices *=+< Q '"at are t"e -aIor services o) t"e DepEd ;entral O))ice and t"eir respective )unctions(  A T"e -aIor services o) DepEd ;entral O))ice and t"eir respective )unctions are t"e )ollo$in *+ Ad-inistrative • O))ice o) t"e Director  • General Services Division • Dental ;linic • %edical • Radio ;o--unication Net$or1 Knit • Securit0 Service Knit • Records Division • Propert0 Division • Teac"ers ;a-p <+ Financial %anae-ent Service • Budet Division • Pa0roll Services Division • S0ste-s Division • %anae-ent Division • ;as" Division =+ Hu-an Resource Develop-ent Personnel Division  # ProIect  # E-plo0ees 'el)are and Bene)its Division  # Sta)) Develop-ent Division  # Special Prora-s  # Prora-s + Plannin • ProIect Develop-ent and Evaluation Division • Researc" and Statistics Division >RSD and Data!ase %anae-ent Knit >DB%K • P"0sical Facilities Sc"ools and Enineerin Division + Tec"nical Service • %aterials Production and Division Pu!lication Division • Educational 6n)or-ation Division • •  Audio7isual Division Educational Tec"nolo0 Knit ?+ eal *=+ Q '"at are t"e Bureaus o) t"e Depart-ent and t"eir respective )unctions(  A T"e Bureaus o) t"e Depart-ent co-prise o) t"e )ollo$in *+ Bureau o) Ele-entar0 Education <+ Bureau o) Secondar0 Education =+ Bureau o) Alternative earnin S0ste- >BAS *=+ Q '"at do t"e ;enters o) t"e Depart-ent co-pro-ise o) and $"at are t"eir )unctions(  A T"e ;enters o) t"e Depart-ent eac" "eaded !0 a Director co-prise o) t"e )ollo$in $it" t"eir respective )unctions *+ T"e National Education Testin and Researc" ;enter >NETR; <+ Sc"ools Healt" and Nutrition ;enter > SHN; =+ Educational Develop-ent ProIects 6-ple-entin Tas1 Force >EDP6TAF + National Science Testin 6nstru-entation ;enter >NST6; + 6nstructional %aterials ;ouncil Secretariat >6%;S ?+ National Educators Acade-0 o) t"e P"ilippines >NEAP *=+? Q '"at are t"e Field O))ices o) DepEd(  A DepEd Field O))ices consist o) Reional O))ices4 Division O))ices and Pu!lic Sc"ool and earnin ;enters+ *+* Q '"at s"all t"e Secretar0 e3ercise over t"e operation o) t"e Depart-ent(  A Overall aut"orit0 and supervision over t"e operation o) t"e Depart-ent+ Q '"at are t"e po$ers4 duties and responsi!ilities o) t"e Secretar0(  A 6n addition to "is/"er po$ers under e3istin la$s4 t"e Secretar0 o) Education s"all "ave aut"orit04 accounta!ilit0 and responsi!ilit0 )or t"e )ollo$in *+ For-ulatin national educational policiesJ <+ For-ulatin a national !asic education planJ =+ Pro-ulatin national educational Standards + %onitorin & Assessin national learnin outco-esJ + Knderta1in national educational researc" and studiesJ ?+ En"ancin t"e e-plo0-ent status4 pro)essional co-petence4 $el)are and $or1in conditions o) all personnel o) t"e Depart-entJ and :+ En"ancin t"e total develop-ent o) learners t"rou" local and national prora-s and/or proIects+ Q Ho$ -an0 undersecretaries and assistant secretaries s"all assist t"e Secretar0(  A T"e Secretar0 o) Education s"all !e assisted !0 not -ore t"an )our > undersecretaries and not -ore t"an )our > assistant secretaries $"ose assin-ents duties and responsi!ilities s"all !e overned !0 la$+ Q Are t"e po$ers o) t"e Secretar0 li-ited to t"ose enu-erated in Sec+ :A o) RA 8*(  A No+ Because Sec+ :A o) RA8* e3pressl0 provides t"at t"e po$ers enu-erated t"erein are onl0 in addition to "is/"er po$ers under e3istin la$s+ *+< Q 6s t"ere a li-it to t"e nu-!er o) reional o))ices(  A No+ Because ,t"ere s"all !e as -an0 reional o))ices -a0!e provided !0 la$+2 Q Ho$ are reional o))ices created(  A B0 a$+ Q '"at is t"e co-position o) a reional o))ice and $"ere are t"e0 located(  A 6t is co-posed o) provincial and cit0 sc"ools divisions and it "as a Director4 an  Assistant Director and an o))ice sta)) )or prora-s4 pro-otion and support4 plannin4 ad-inistrative and )iscal services+ Reion 67A is co-posed o) * divisions *+ ;ala-!a ;it0 <+ ;avite ;it0 =+ ;avite + auna + ucena ;it0 ?+ ipa ;it0 :+ Que.on 9+ Antipolo ;it0 8+ Sta+ Rosa ;it0 *@+ Ri.al **+ Batanas Province *<+ Batanas ;it0 *=+ Tanauan ;it0 *+ San Pa!lo ;it0 Q '"at s"all !e t"e aut"orit04 accounta!ilit0 and responsi!ilities o) t"e reional directors(  A ;onsistent $it" t"e national educational policies4 plans and standards4 t"e reional director s"all "ave aut"orit04 accounta!ilit0 and responsi!ilit0 )or t"e )ollo$in *+ De)inin a reional educational polic0 )ra-e$or1 $"ic" re)lects t"e values4 needs and e3pectations o) t"e co--unities t"e0 serve+ <+ Developin a reional !asic education planJ =+ Developin reional educational standards $it" a vie$ to$ards !enc"-ar1in )or international co-petitiveness + %onitorin4 evaluatin and assessin reional learnin outco-es+ + Knderta1in researc" proIects and developin and -anain reion $ide proIects $"ic" -a0 !e )unded t"rou" o))icial develop-ent assistance and/or ot"er )indin aencies+ + Ensurin strict co-pliance $it" prescri!ed national criteria )or t"e recruit-ent+ + For-ulatin4 in coordination $it" t"e reional develop-ent council4 t"e !udet to support t"e reional educational plan $"ic" s"all ta1e into account t"e educational plans o) t"e divisions and districts+ + Deter-inin t"e orani.ation co-ponent o) t"e divisions and districts and approvin t"e proposed sta))in pattern o) all e-plo0ees in t"e divisions and districts+ 8+ Hirin4 placin and evaluatin all e-plo0ees in t"e reional o))ice4 e3cept )or t"e position o) assistant director+ 8+ Evaluatin all sc"ools division superintendents and assistant division superintendents in t"e reion+ 8+ Plannin and -anain t"e e))ective and e))icient use o) all personnel4 p"0sical and )iscal resources o) t"e reional o))ice4 includin pro)essional sta)) develop-ent+ 8+ %anain t"e data!ase and -anae-ent in)or-ation s0ste- o) t"e reion+ 8+ Approvin t"e esta!lis"-ent o) pu!lic and private ele-entar0 and "i" sc"ools and learnin centers 8+ Per)or-in suc" ot"er )unctions as -a0 !e assined !0 proper aut"orities+ Q Ho$ s"all t"e reional directors e3ercise aut"orit0 over e-plo0ees in t"e reional o))ice(  A B0 "irin4 placin and evaluatin all e-plo0ees in t"e reional o))ice e3cept )or t"e position o) assistant director+ Q Does t"e reional director "ave t"e aut"orit0 to "ire a pu!lic sc"ool teac"er in "is reion( '"0 or $"0 not(  A No+ Because t"e po$er to "ire4 place and evaluate all e-plo0ees in t"e division !ot" teac"in and non teac"in personnel e3cept )or t"e assistant division superintendent is e3pressl0 vested upon t"e sc"ools division superintendent+ Q '"o is t"e one vested !0 la$ $it" t"e po$er to approve t"e esta!lis"-ent o) pu!lic and private ele-entar0 and "i" sc"ools and learnin centers(  A T"e reional director+ *+= Q '"at s"all a division consist o)(  A A division s"all consist o) province or a cit0 $"ic" s"all "ave a sc"ools division superintendent4 at least one assistant sc"ools division superintendent and an o))ice sta))  )or prora-s pro-otion4 plannin4 ad-inistrative4 )iscal4 leal4 ancillar0 and ot"er support services+ Q '"at s"all !e t"e aut"orit04 accounta!ilit0 and responsi!ilit0 o) sc"ools division superintendent(  A ;onsistent $it" t"e national educational policies plans and standards4 t"e sc"ool division superintendents s"all "ave aut"orit04 accounta!ilit0 and responsi!ilit0 )or t"e )ollo$in *+ Developin and i-ple-entin division education develop-ent plans <+ Plannin and -anain t"e e))ective and e))icient use o) all personnel4 p"0sical and )iscal resources o) t"e division4 includin pro)essional sta)) develop-ent+ =+ Hirin4 placin and evaluatin all division supervisors and sc"ools district supervisors as $ell as all e-plo0ees in t"e division4 !ot" teac"in and non teac"in personnel4 includin sc"ool "eads4 e3cept )or t"e assistant division superintendent+ =+ %onitorin t"e utili.ation o) )unds provided !0 t"e national overn-ent units to t"e sc"ools and learnin centers+ =+ Ensurin co-pliance o) ualit0 standards )or !asic education prora-s and )or t"is purpose strent"enin t"e role o) division supervisors as su!Iect area specialists+ ?+ Pro-otin a$areness o) and ad"erence !0 all sc"ools and learnin centers to accreditation standards prescri!ed !0 t"e Secretar0 o) Education+ ?+ Supervisin t"e operations o) all pu!lic and private ele-entar04 secondar0 and interated sc"ools and learnin centers+ ?+ Per)or-in suc" ot"er )unctions as -a0 !e assined !0 proper aut"orities+ Q '"o is t"e one vested $it" t"e aut"orit0 to supervise t"e operation o) all pu!lic and private ele-entar04 secondar0 and interated sc"ools and learnin centers+  A T"e Sc"ools Division Superintendent+ Q S"all t"e Division Superintendent "ave t"e po$er to "ire4 place or evaluate an assistant division superintendent(  A No+ Because4 Sec :; >= o) Ra 8* e3pressl0 e3cludes )ro- an aut"orit0 o) t"e superintendent t"e po$er to "ire an assistant division superintendent+ *+ Q Ho$ -an0 additional sc"ools districts !e esta!lis"ed $it"in a sc"ool’s division(  A Kpon t"e reco--endation o) t"e sc"ools division superintendents4 t"e reional director -a0 esta!lis" additional sc"ools districts $it"in a sc"ools division+ Q '"at s"all a sc"ools district "ave(  A A Sc"ools District s"all "ave a sc"ools district supervisor and an o))ice sta)) )or prora- pro-otion Q '"at s"all !e done a!out t"e sc"ools districts alread0 e3istin at t"e ti-e o) t"e passae o) RA 8*(  A Sc"ools District alread0 e3istin at t"e ti-e o) t"e passae o) RA 8* s"all !e -aintained+ Q '"at s"all !e t"e aut"orit04 accounta!ilit0 and responsi!ilit0 o) t"e Sc"ools District Supervisor(  A T"e sc"ools district supervisor s"all !e responsi!le )or *+ Providin pro)essional and instructional advice and support to t"e sc"ool "eads and teac"ers/)acilitators o) sc"ools and co--unit0 learnin centers in t"e district or cluster t"ereo)+ <+ ;urricula supervision+ =+ Knderta1in advocac0 $or1 directed at encourain local overn-ent units >GKs and nonovern-ent orani.ations >NGOs to i-ple-ent AS prora-s+ + Assistin in t"e identi)ication o) co--unit0!ased NGOs $"ic" could !e tapped as service providers )or t"e !asic literac04 accreditation and euivalenc0 prora-s and ot"er co--unit0 develop-ent e))orts+ + Supervisin t"e orani.ation o) AS prora-s in colla!oration $it" GKs4 NGOs and ot"er overn-ent aencies and -onitor i-ple-entation ?+ %onitorin t"e )or-ulation o) sc"ool i-prove-ent plans and consolidate )undin reuire-ents o) prora-s and proIects to !e presented to t"e %unicipal Sc"ool Board :+ Providin tec"nical support to sc"ool "eads in e3penditures docu-entation and liuidation o) cas" advances+ 9+ ;oordinatin data at"erin e))orts o) sc"ools and co--unit0 learnin centers in t"e district+ 8+ Knderta1in data veri)ication in coordination $it" t"e division plannin unit *@+ Per)or-in suc" ot"er )unctions as -a0 !e assined !0 proper aut"orities+