The Department of Education (DepEd) shall implement the Brigada Eskwela 2013 also known as the National Schools Maintenance Week on May 20-25, 2013. The Central Office (CO) and the field offices will hold a caravan on May 20 to launch the first day of Brigada Eskwela 2013. This activity is a school maintenance program that engages all education stakeholders to contribute their time, effort, and resources in ensuring that public school facilities are set in time for the forthcoming school opening.
This DepEd-wide activity will begin at 6:00 a.m. with the route of the caravan to begin at the CO for the participants based at the DepEd main office and the National Capital Region (NCR), and at the 17 regional offices for the participants from the field. The final stop of the caravan should be in a public school where an official kick-off ceremony will be held.
All Adopt-a-School Program (ASP) participating partners and other organizations shall coordinate with the ASP Secretariat for proper guidance.
All DepEd employees are encouraged to join the Brigada Eskwela activities by offering their skills or providing their support in kind to public schools near their residence. Interested employees are given two days to do volunteer work on official time, provided that their work is approved by their respective heads of offices.
Expenses relative to the conduct of this activity shall be charged to local funds subject to the usual accounting and auditing rules and regulations.
The deadline for submission of the Brigada Eskwela Accomplishment Report to the ASP Secretariat is on August 5, 2013.