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DepEd: Vision, Mission, Core Values

The DepED Vision


We dream of Filipinos who passionately love their country and whose values and competencies
enable them to realize their full potential and contribute meaningfully to building the nation. As a
learner-centered public institution, the Department of Education continuously improves itself to better
serve its stakeholders.
The DepED Mission
To protect and promote the right of every Filipino to quality, equitable, culture-based, and
complete basic education where:

Students learn in a child-friendly, gender-sensitive, safe, and motivating environment.


Teachers facilitate learning and constantly nurture every learner.
Administrators and staff, as stewards of the institution, ensure an enabling and supportive
environment for effective learning to happen.
Family, community, and other stakeholders are actively engaged and share responsibility for
developing life-long learners.

Core Values

Maka-Diyos

Maka-tao

Makalikasan

Makabansa
Mandate
The Department of Education was established through the Education Decree of 1863 as the
Superior Commission of Primary Instruction under a Chairman. The Education agency underwent
many reorganization efforts in the 20th century in order to better define its purpose vis a vis the
changing administrations and charters. The present day Department of Education was eventually
mandated through Republic Act 9155, otherwise known as the Governance of Basic Education act of
2001 which establishes the mandate of this agency.
The Department of Education (DepEd) formulates, implements, and coordinates policies,
plans, programs and projects in the areas of formal and non-formal basic education. It supervises all
elementary and secondary education institutions, including alternative learning systems, both public
and private; and provides for the establishment and maintenance of a complete, adequate, and
integrated system of basic education relevant to the goals of national development.

INFORMATION & COMMUNICATIONS TECHNOLOGY UNIT (To be headed by IT Officer I)


Manage the ICT System and infrastructure to effectively support operations, ICT-related plans and
programs of the schools within the division.
Formulate and implement the ICT Plan as part of the DEDP to effectively allocate the necessary ICT
resources of the division to support divisional strategies, operations, programs and projects.
Participate and communicate with Central and Regional Offices and other ICT Units across levels with
regard to the implementation of national ICT and ICT-related programs.

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Curriculum Implementation Division


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CURRICULUM IMPLEMENTATION DIVISION (CID) (To be headed by Chief ES)


Focuses on implementing the agencys core function of delivering quality basic education and is tasked
to ensure full implementation of the articulated basic education curriculum (K-12: pre-school,
elementary, secondary and specialized curriculum), through localization/indigenization and innovations
in teaching the various subject-areas toward improvement in the quality of learning outcomes.
INSTRUCTIONAL MANAGEMENT AND SUPERVISION (To be manned by 10 EPS)
Shall ensure readiness of schools and LCs in the implementation of the articulated basic education
curriculum (K-12: pre-school, elementary, secondary and specialized curriculum) including
localization/indigenization and innovations as well as the supervision in the teaching-learning process
of the various subject-areas and the provision of technical assistance towards improvement in the
quality of learning outcomes.
The Education Program Supervisors (EPS) shall work along their areas of specialization with both
Learning Resource Management and Development (LRMD) and District Supervision in ensuring that
schools and learning centers achieve the required learning outcomes and performance.
LEARNING RESOURCE MANAGEMENT AND DEVELOPMENT (LRMD) (To be handled by EPS)
Improve the provision of and access to quality learning and teaching resource materials for students
and instructional support materials for teachers in the division including textbooks in coordination with
Planning and coordinate with Library Hubs located in the schools division.
Develop, produce and distribute approved localized learning resources for division-wide adoption after
they had been evaluated, quality assured and approved in coordination with the Center for Learning
Resources in the region.
Work with the EPSs and PSDSs to provide technical assistance to schools in the development,
production, and distribution of learning resources and utilization of learning materials.
Manage the equitable distribution of LRs in the division and shall ensure compliance to policies,
guidelines, and standards in their development, procurement, production and utilization and the
LRMDS set.

Governance & Operations Division


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GOVERNANCE AND OPERATIONS DIVISION (GO) (To be headed by Chief ES)


Focuses the Division Office to take on as part of its core function of providing oversight and ensuring
due diligence in the management of schools. Part of providing oversight that schools operate
according to set standards is ensuring that the schools get the resources they need to operate and
comply with such standards.
PLANNING AND RESEARCH (To be headed by SEPS)
Provides support to management in the preparation/updating of the Division Education Development
Plan (DEDP) and provides technical assistance to the districts in the preparation of the District
Development Plan, and schools in the development of their School Improvement Plan (SIP).

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Develops and maintains Division Education Planning and Data Management Systems and conducts
research studies to provide critical inputs as bases for managements strategic and operational
decisions.
Work with other functional groups in the Division Office regarding data gleaned through the EBEIS
(e.g. Textbooks with LRMDS, school buildings with Engineering, Teachers with Personnel and HRD).
Maintains the Enhanced Basic Education Information System (eBEIS) Database.
Maintains the Learners Information System (LIS) Database.
Generates reports on Quick Counts, School Statistics and Performance Indicators.
Provides accurate and reliable data and information to senior managers, stakeholders and researchers
for decision making purposes e.g. resource allocation.
Assists senior managers in the formulation of strategic plans, target settings, division situational
analysis, planning and budgeting process, monitoring, evaluation and plan adjustments (MEPA).
HUMAN RESOURCE DEVELOPMENT (To be headed by SEPS)
Implement efficient and effective Human Resource Development Systems to ensure availability of
competent education leaders, teaching and non-teaching personnel for the schools and division office
at all times.
In close coordination with the region, it manages the implementation of the Training & Development
(T&D) System including the INSET programs, Career Development, Management and Succession
Planning Systems, Scholarship and Grants Program.
SOCIAL MOBILIZATION & NETWORKING (To be headed by SEPS)
Work at advocating and promoting community involvement and engagement in the task of education.
Ensure that the schools are able to strike a balance between involving the community in plans and
decisions in the spirit of shared governance and yet maintain its own administrative accountability.
Ensure resource generation for the schools division, schools and learning centers through
Public/Private Partnerships, Public/Media relations and Advocacy and conceptualization and
implementation of Special Educational Support Projects.
It shall work with District Instructional Supervision as well as Educational Support Services to
harmonize each others effort.
Focal point for the division in planning, implementing, coordinating and monitoring activities related to
Disaster Risk Reduction and Management (DRRM), Education in Emergency (EiE), climate change
mitigation and adaptation.
EDUCATIONAL FACILITIES (To be headed by Engineer III)
Ensure structurally and physically safe buildings, grounds and facilities for the Division Offices and
schools/ LCs and maintain a conducive physical environment.
Its key results are engineering plans, specifications and standards, School site/topography/hazard
mapping and school facilities profile.
Provide technical assistance to the BAC procurement activities, implementation of School Based Repair
and Maintenance (SBRM), school development plan, etc.
SCHOOL HEALTH (To be headed by HEPO III)
Ensure the physical readiness of learners to learn, thru the implementation of health programs,
provision of basic health and nutrition services and establishment of a healthful school environment
through its team of nurses and dentists deployed in the districts.
Work closely with District Instructional Supervision to build and sustain partnerships for resource
generation and social mobilization towards the development of healthy school children.
Provide technical assistance and develop programs to promote a healthy lifestyle and practices among
teachers and non-teaching personnel as effective role models to the learners.

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Office of the Schools Division Superintendent


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DESCRIPTION OF THE SCHOOLS DIVISION OFFICE


As frontline office of the Department for the management of basic education delivery, the Schools
Division Office (DO)

Provides instructional leadership to schools and learning centers which are the direct implementers of
educational programs for learner development.
This is carried out through

A strategic division education plan in consideration of the needs and concerns of the division, districts,
schools and learning centers and aligned with the regional education development plans.

ADMINISTRATIVE UNIT (To be headed by Administrative Officer V)


Provides the division office with efficient, economical, and effective services relating to personnel,
records, receipt of correspondence, supplies, equipment, collection, disbursement, security and
custody of property, and reportorial work to oversight agencies.
FINANCE UNIT (To be headed by Accountant III & Administrative Officer V)
Provides advice to the Superintendent on the financial resources of the division and provides services
in budgeting, accounting, reporting and coordinating with government oversight agencies.
LEGAL UNIT (To be headed by Attorney III)
Provides legal advice and render legal opinions to the Superintendent and officials of the division.
Drafts actions/endorsements on complaints and letters for signature of the Superintendent in
accordance with the provisions of the law and DepED rules and regulations.
Evaluates complaints and conducts preliminary or fact-finding and formal investigations in
administrative cases against teaching personnel within the division and employees of the division
office and as may be delegated by the regional office.
Prepares decisions and resolutions in administrative cases.
Prepares or reviews contracts, MOAs/MOU and instruments to which the division is a party.
Represents the division in court cases, when deputized by the OSG.
INFORMATION & COMMUNICATIONS TECHNOLOGY UNIT (To be headed by IT Officer I)
Manage the ICT System and infrastructure to effectively support operations, ICT-related plans and
programs of the schools within the division.
Formulate and implement the ICT Plan as part of the DEDP to effectively allocate the necessary ICT
resources of the division to support divisional strategies, operations, programs and projects.
Participate and communicate with Central and Regional Offices and other ICT Units across levels with
regard to the implementation of national ICT and ICT-related programs.

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