The Department of Education (DepEd) on Wednesday guaranteed it is taking steps to work on the issue at the Bacoor National High School in Cavite.
“The Department of Education is exerting all efforts to facilitate a solution acceptable to all officials and teachers in regard to the faculty room issue in Bacoor National High School-Molino Main,” DepEd said in a statement.
The faculty room issue became widely known after a teacher posted a message on Facebook stating they are attempting to convert a comfort room into a space for the faculty.
DepEd explained that the situation arose from the decision of the school to move to single-shift classes this school year. It resulted in faculty rooms, which are designed originally as classrooms, needing to be converted back into extra classrooms to actualize the policy.
The school has an enrollment of more than 7,000 learners.
As an answer to the displacement of teachers from the faculty rooms, DepEd said the principal met with the teachers last May 27 and “offered the library, the guidance center, and the advisory classrooms to serve as temporary faculty rooms.”
DepEd said it has included in its 2020 budget request to the Department of Budget and Management (DBM) the funding for an initial batch of such buildings that will have space for principal’s office, faculty room, guidance room, library, and school supplies and equipment storage in times of calamities.
News source: UNTV News