LCP passes resolution supporting senior high school

By LCP Secretariat
November 5, 2014 - Quezon City

The League of Cities of the Philippines (LCP) recently passed a resolution "Expressing support for the upcoming implementation of the Senior High School (SHS) Program under the K-12 Basic Education Curriculum in 2016."


The resolution supports the upcoming implementation of the Senior High School program by entering into partnership with The Asia Foundation  to "champion the establishment of coalitions that support SHS initiatives;" identify 10 cities that will form the national coalition of SHS-supportive cities that “are willing to allocate local budget to support SHS implementation".


The resolution was proposed by Mayor Agustin Ernesto G. Bascon, who was also designated as the focal mayor for Senior High School. The resolution was signed by Marikina Mayor Del De Guzman, LCP Secretary General; and Quezon City Mayor, and LCP National President Herbert Bautista. 


Each member of the coalition will undergo training and mentorship on SHS planning and budgeting, and will be assisted “in establishing local multi-stakeholder task forces for SHS implementation and in tapping national government allocation for SHS facilities.”
This initiative is supported by the Coalitions for Change (CfC) Program in Basic Education funded by the Australian Embassy - The Asia Foundation Partnership in the Philippines.
This opportunity builds on and expands CfC's pilot project in Quezon City, which created a specific plan for SHS, examined financing options, and proposed allocations in the City budget. Quezon City is the largest City Schools Division in the country.
Apart from coordinating with DepEd and its K-12 Secretariat, and working with the influential leadership of LCP to build a coalition of City Mayors, cities will advocate for the increase in the resource allocation and utilization for Senior High School, a key component of the K-12 reform. 

RA 10533 or the Expanded Basic Education Act of May 2013 revolutionizes current basic education offered in the Philippines by making kindergarten compulsory and adding two years of high school with field specializations in academics, technical-vocational, arts or sports.

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