Implementation of Learning Continuity Plan in School Management of Private Schools: Basis for Action Plan
Gillian Jaiun D. Chua
Tarlac State University, Tarlac City, Philippines
The researcher conducted this study to evaluate and explore the difficulties faced by the private school sector in the division of Tarlac Province as a result of the pandemic Covid-19. This pandemic has indeed posed challenges for schools, especially since the government announced and ordered that face-to-face sessions for the 2020-2021 school year would not begin until the COVID-19 vaccine was available. As a result of the economic downturn, there was a significant drop in enrollment in private schools, as parents who could afford the private schools’ exorbitant fees lost their jobs during the pandemic. Furthermore, the abrupt transition in learning and teaching mode imposed significant burden and expectations on school principals, teachers, and students. All private schools in the division of Tarlac Province were asked to comply with all government criteria for the school year 2020-2021 if they wanted to continue teaching and continue to operate. Because of the compliance and quick implementation and strict requirements, the LCP and health procedures imposed additional burdens. Despite the fact that instructions were provided on how private schools can prepare all the requirements for the start of classes, the process of the documentation itself is difficult and must be completed quickly. Finally, the research was to prepare private schools in the event of another disaster, such as a pandemic, by a proposed action plan ensuring that no private schools are forced to close and stop providing quality education to children.
Keywords: private school institutions, learning continuity plan, covid-19, compliance