City officials recently expressed their all-out support to the conversion and expansion of the Crystal Cave Elementary School into an integrated school pursuant to existing laws, rules and regulations crafted for the said purpose.
Under Resolution No. 671, series of 2023, local legislators stated that the conversion of the said school into an integrated school will surely enhance the totality of the learning environment with conducive classrooms, improved facilities and equipment, and personnel right sizing.
The State affirms its utmost regard to quality education pursuant with its declaration that it shall protect and promote the right of all citizens to quality education at all levels and shall take appropriate steps to make such education accessible to all.
The council claimed that the city is famously known as the center of education of the north as manifested by the increasing number of students enrolled in the various schools, universities and colleges in the city aside from producing high-quality professional graduates.
The body pointed out that the proposal to convert the Crystal Cave Elementary School into an integrated school is a timely response to the increasing number of learners with the catchment area covering barangays Bakakeng Central and Asin.
Further, most of the graduates continue their studies at the Roxas National High School (RNHS), the nearest junior high school within the area.
According to the council, the conversion of the school into an integrated school will not only make junior high school accessible to most of its graduates and decongest the overpopulated enrollment at the RNHS, but also provide higher possibility for less fortunate learners from the catchment area to continue their junior high school education for free.
Copies of the approved resolution will be transmitted to the concerned offices and national government agencies for their information, guidance, ready reference and the further needed action.