CheckMySchool compiled the results of it's sixth cycle into a comprehensive report. The report details the myriad of issues gathered by CMS and the policy recommendations of the CheckMySchool Secretariat. More importantly, it narrates the issues that were resolved through the help of CheckMySchool.
A project needs people to keep its operation just like CheckMySchool needs its volunteers. The volunteers’ toolkit will provide the volunteers knowledge about Social Accountability (SAc) and CheckMySchool including the project’s mission, vision and processes.
Each volunteer must bring data-updating forms every time she/he visits the school. The data-updating form helps the volunteers tally the number of seats, textbooks, classrooms, toilets and urinals, as well as gather data on budget.
In line with CheckMySchool (CMS)’s vision of improving public education services in the Philippines, the goal of this volunteer recruitment is to generate sufficient volunteers who will be conducting data-monitoring. These volunteers will be responsible of visiting public schools in the specific chapter and checking the delivery of education services. This manual aims to help CMS Chapter Coordinators to select the appropriate target volunteers, communicate with them persuasively and strategically, and sustain their commitment through relationship-building.
The Affiliated Network for Social Accountability (ANSA) Foundation renewed its formal partnership with the Department of Education (DepEd) with a new two-year Memorandum of Agreement (MOA). The document certifies the support that DepEd extends to the CheckMySchool (CMS) initiative as it helps ensure quality education is provided for students. It also provides CMS’s local volunteers a formal endorsement for the school visits and monitoring activities they conduct.
CheckMySchool: What to Check – Introduction
Data-updating is the most vital activity in the project's operation since this is where the volunteers visit the schools and manually check (and count) number of seats, textbooks, classrooms, toilets and urinals, as well as gather data on budget. This video gives an overview of how to use the CMS data updating form that the volunteers use when they visit the schools.
CheckMySchool: What to Check – Enrolment
Total number of enrollees, the Department of Social Welfare and Development’s Conditional Cash Transfer (CCT) /4Ps recipients, transferee in, transferee out, and dropouts are counted. Volunteers also count the number of shifts in a classroom and if it holds either a monograde class or multigrade class.
CheckMySchool: What to Check – Seats and Desks
Total number of usable and safe seats are being counted which includes armchair/chair and desks in a classroom, as well as seating capacity.
CheckMyschool: What to Check – Toilet Bowls and Urinals
Total number of toilet bowls and urinals or trough, not restrooms, inside and outside the classroom are tallied. These must be identified if being used by personnel of school and must know if used by girls or boys or if it is a common restroom for personnel, if being used by students and must know if used by girls or boys or if it is a common restroom for students, or if being used by both students and personnel.
CheckMyschool: What to Check – Teaching Personnel
Total number of teaching personnel are tallied. The volunteer must categorize those teachers that are nationally funded and those that are locally funded.