Two schools from Antique province and one from Aklan in Western Visayas are among the 59 schools all over the country which were approved for the conduct of the pilot run of face-to-face classes beginning November 15, 2021.
These three schools are the Igsoro Elementary School School in Bugasong town and Mayabay Elementary School in Barbaza town in Antique, and the Laserna Integrated School in Nabas, Aklan.
The Department of Health (DOH) made the recommendation on the 59 schools, which were chosen from 638 applicants, and was approved by the Department of Education (DepEd).
“Ang mga napiling paaralan ay masusing sinuri ng DOH Epidemiology Bureau at kinilalang minimal o low risk, based sa Alert Levels ng mga probinsya/highly urbanized cities/independent component cities at risk category ng munisipalidad at siyudad,” the DepEd said.
DepEd secretary Leonor Briones said that in-person classes will not be held on a daily basis but only “half a day every other week.”
Under the approved guidelines, Kindergarten classes will have 12 students while Grade 1 to 3 classes will have 16 students. Technical vocation classes, meanwhile, can have as many as 20 students. Classes will last for three hours “maximum.”/WDJ