DepEd Guidelines on the Conduct of the Nationwide Search for the Most Outstanding Implementers of the School-Based Feeding Program (SBFP)

The Department of Education (DepEd) announces the launching of the Search for the Most Outstanding Implementers of the School-Based Feeding Program (SBFP) for School Year (SY) 2020-2021 which will be conducted from June to December 2021 in all regions.

Attached herewith is DepEd Memorandum No. 51, s. 2021 dated August 4, 2021, titled Search for the Most Outstanding Implementers of the School-Based Feeding Program (SBFP) for School Year (SY) 2020-2021.

Enclosed are the guidelines and the criteria for evaluation.

Guidelines on the Conduct of the Nationwide Search for the Most Outstanding Implementers of the School-Based Feeding Program (SBFP) for SY 2020-2021

RATIONALE

The Department of Education (DepEd), through the Bureau of Learner Support Services-School Health Division (BLSS-SHD), has implemented the School-Based Feeding Program (SBFP) since 2010 pursuant to its steadfast commitment to address undernutrition among public school children.

The DepEd has been assessing and improving its policies, implementation strategies, and operational guidelines to ensure that the SBFP attains its objectives. Program evaluation and review has shown that undernourished learnerbeneficiaries have improved on their nutritional status, class participation, positive health habits, and school attendance. The SBFP appeared to work best when complemented with other School Health Programs such as deworming, micronutrient supplementation, Gulayan sa Paaralan Program (GPP) and WASH in schools (WinS) Program – programs primarily aimed at ensuring that children are ready to learn and thrive in a healthy school environment that allows them to develop health-promoting habits and behaviors for a healthier future generation.

The implementation of SBFP likewise showcased best practices in the implementing areas of collaboration and partnership with various stakeholders. The continuing assessment and review of the implementation of the program enabled the drawing out of operational strategies that maximize the cooperation and support of stakeholders.

In order to continue the gains achieved by the program, this Search for the Most Outstanding Implementers of SBFP for SY 2020-2021 is being conducted to recognize the achievements of field implementers who relentlessly pursued and supported the government’s call to provide critical resources needed by the learners particularly in this time of the COVID-19 pandemic.

OBJECTIVES

The 2021 Search for Most Outstanding Implementers of the SBFP aims to recognize the outstanding schools, Schools Division Offices (SDOs), Regional Offices (ROs) and their respective SBFP Focal Persons for their exemplary implementation of SBFP for SY 2020-2021.

EVALUATION PROCESS

A. Schools Division Level

  1. SBFP school implementers shall submit all the supporting documents, including photos and videos, needed/mentioned in the SDO Evaluation Sheet. The schools shall encapsulate their implementation in a 20-30 minute video presentation and be able to show why they should be awarded as the Most Outstanding School Implementer of SBFP, which includes impressions and success stories from parents and learners. Also included is a separate video interview of the School Feeding Coordinator for his/her answer to the attached Guide Questions.
  2. The SDS shall form a Schools Division Search Committee from among the members of the SBFP Technical Working Group (TWG) with 1-2 representatives from partner agencies or NGOs who shall evaluate the entries from participating schools.
  3. The screening and evaluation by the Search Committee may be conducted face-to-face but with strict compliance to IATF protocols, or recorded virtual screening may be adopted. Actual school visit is discouraged.
  4. On the scheduled date of screening, the heads of the school entries and school feeding coordinators should be available to answer queries from the members of the Search Committee.
  5. The Schools Division Search Committee shall evaluate the schools and shall choose one (1) school to represent the division whose score shall be given a weighted average of 20%.
  6. The SDS shall nominate the entry school to the Regional Director together with the SDO Level Evaluation Sheet and school documentation of their implementation on or before the set deadline. Also included is a video interview of the SDO Focal Persons (for regular and milk components) for his/her answer to the attached Guide Questions.

B. Regional Level

  1. The Regional Director (RD) shall form a Regional Search Committee from among the members of the SBFP Technical Working Group (TWG) with 1-3 representatives from partner agencies or NGOs who shall evaluate the SDO entry to the contest.
  2. The screening and evaluation by the Search Committee may be conducted face-to-face but with strict compliance to IATF protocols, or recorded virtual screening may be adopted. Actual school visit is discouraged.
  3. On the scheduled date of screening, the heads of the school entries, school feeding coordinators, SGOD Chief, and SDO Focal Persons should be available to answer queries from the members of the Search Committee.
  4. The Regional Search Committee shall evaluate the schools and shall choose one (1) school to represent the region whose score shall be given a weighted average of 30%.

The RD shall nominate one (1) Regional school entry to Dr. Lope B. Santos III, QIC, Director IV, Bureau of Learner Support Services, Department of Education, DepEd Complex, Meralco Ave., Pasig City together with the SDO & Regional Level Evaluation Sheets and school documentation of their implementation on or before the set deadline. Also included is a video interview of the RO Focal Person for his/her answer to the attached Guide Questions.

C. National Level

  1. The screening and evaluation by the Search Committee may be conducted face-to-face but with strict compliance to IATF protocols, or recorded virtual screening may be adopted. Actual school visit is discouraged.
  2. On the scheduled date of screening, the heads of the school entries, school feeding coordinators, ESSD and SGOD Chiefs, and RO and SDO Focal Persons should be available to answer queries from the members of the Search Committee.
  3. The National Evaluation Team shall evaluate the regional entries and scores shall be given a weighted average of 50%. The scores given by the SDO, RO, and National Evaluation Team shall be added to come up with a final score.
  4. The schools with the top three (3) highest scores shall be awarded as the Most Outstanding SBFP School Implementer and two (2) Runners-up while the remaining 13 winners shall be awarded as Regional Winners.
  5. The Regional and Schools Division Offices where the top three (3) schools came from shall automatically be awarded as the Most Outstanding Regional and Schools Division Implementers of SBFP for SY 2020-2021.
  6. Similarly, the Feeding Coordinators and RO/SDO Focal Persons of the winning schools, SDOs, and ROs, respectively, shall be awarded as the Most Outstanding School Feeding Coordinators, Most Outstanding SDO Focal Persons, and Most Outstanding RO Focal Persons.
  7. The winners will be announced through a DepEd Memorandum.
  8. The decision of the National Evaluation Team shall be final and unappealable.
  9. The evaluation summary is as follows:
PHASESPERCENTAGE
Schools Division Level20%
Regional Level30%
National Level50%
Total100%

TIMEFRAME

PHASESPERSONS RESPONSIBLEDATE
Schools Division selection and submission of the SDO entrySDO Search CommitteeDeadline of submission of entries to SDOs: July 16, 2021
Regional selection and submission of the Regional entryRO Search CommitteeDeadline of submission of entries to ROs: August 13, 2021
Final Evaluation by the National Evaluation TeamNational Evaluation
Committee
Deadline of submission of entries to CO: September 17, 2021

AWARDS AND PRIZES

Grand Winner for the Most Outstanding Implementer of SBFP

AwardsPrizes
School CategoryP100,000 cash prize plus trophy and certificates
SDO CategoryP40,000 cash prize plus trophy and certificates
RO CategoryP30,000 cash prize plus trophy and certificates
School Feeding Coordinators, SDO & RO, SBFP Focal PersonsPlaques and Certificates of Recognition

1st Runner-up for the Most Outstanding Implementer of SBFP

AwardsPrizes
School CategoryP75,000 cash prize plus trophy and certificates
SDO CategoryP35,000 cash prize plus trophy and certificates
RO CategoryP25,000 cash prize plus trophy and certificates
School Feeding Coordinators, SDO & RO SBFP Focal PersonPlaques and Certificates of Recognition

2nd Runner-up for the Most Outstanding Implementer of SBFP

AwardsPrizes
School CategoryP50,000 cash prize plus trophy and certificates
SDO CategoryP30,000 cash prize plus trophy and certificates
RO CategoryP20,000 cash prize plus trophy and certificates
School Feeding Coordinators, SDO & RO SBFP Focal PersonsPlaques and Certificates of Recognition

Regional Winners for the Most Outstanding Implementer of SBFP

AwardsPrizes
School CategoryP30,000 cash prize plus plaque and certificates
SDO CategoryP20,000 cash prize plus plaque and certificates
RO CategoryPl0,000 cash prize plus plaque and certificates
School Feeding Coordinators, SDO & RO SBFP FocalPlaques and Certificates of Recognition

BUDGET REQUIREMENTS

All activities related to the Search may be charged against the Program Support Fund (PSF) or excess funds of SBFP subject to the usual accounting and auditing rules and regulations.

ANNEXES- EVALUATION SHEET AND GUIDE QUESTIONS

Annex 1 – CO Level

Annex 2 – RO Level

Annex 3 – SDO Level

Evaluation Tool for the Search for Outstanding School Implementer of the School-Based Feeding Program (SBFP) CO Level/SY 2020-2021

Evaluation Tool for the Search for Outstanding School Implementer of the School-Based Feeding Program (SBFP) RO Level/SY 2020-2021

Evaluation Tool for the Search for Outstanding School Implementer of the School-Based Feeding Program SDO Level/SY 2020-2021 (SBFP)

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