City wants hassle-free, safe school opening PDF Print E-mail
Monday, 23 May 2016 11:54

With 3 weeks to go before the resumption of classes on June 13, City Hall wants to make sure that everything is in place to ensure a hassle-free and safe school opening.

Acting Mayor Cesar Iturralde said the City Government is taking urgent steps related to school opening preparations in line with the priority thrust on Security, health and Education of the Climaco administration.

Iturralde, assisted by OIC City Administrator and concurrent chief of the City Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Office (CDRRMO) Dr. Elmeir Apolinario initially met with members of the City Traffic Management Committee to discuss about measures to address the mounting traffic problems in the city.

The Police Traffic Division has recommended various schemes in various streets leading to major schools in the downtown area as well as those outside the 7-kilometer radius to ease traffic during the school opening.

Iturralde said these schemes should be enforced at least a week or two before the June 13 opening of classes to make people aware of the new traffic rules.

The acting mayor is also set to convene a meeting with other stakeholders to discuss about the school opening preparations to include representatives from the Division of City Schools, barangay officials and tanods and others to tackle issues concerning security, school infrastructures, textbooks and teachers among others.

“More meeting will be held in the days to come because we want to make sure that everything is in place even before the opening of classes on June 13,” Iturralde added. —Sheila Covarrubias