By Christopher O. Kimilat
EPS II-SMME, Bislig City Divison

Bislig City Division’s readiness for the opening of classes went along with its six-month journey of implementing various CI (Continuous Improvement) projects.
Twenty-two of these CI projects underwent tedious coaching and mentoring sessions using synchronous, asynchronous, and limited face-to-face modality, and were presented during the PASIDUNGOG sa CI: Division CI Congress on July 5-7, 2021.
The congress was part of the three-day celebration of Bislig City Division’s (BCD) 18th anniversary with a theme, “BCD@18: Growing Excellence Through the Years,” for which Regional Director Evelyn R. Fetalvero, CESO IV, Schools Division Superintendent Dr. Gregoria T. Su, PhD, Assistant Schools Division Superintendent Jasmin R. Lacuna, and Field Technical Assistance Chief Carolina Niepes delivered messages of congratulations and support.

RD Fetalvero emphasized the importance of understanding the problem to give appropriate solutions, saying that continuous improvement is the ticket to perfection. She then congratulated all CI practitioners of Bislig City Division.

Chief Niepes, who is also the Regional CI Focal Person, congratulated BCD as the first Division to hold a congress among the six (6) non-CI Pilot Divisions of Caraga. She recognized the support of the educational leaders for the success of this significant event.

Six projects competed for the Division Best CI Project. These were: Project ARETE: Automated Registry to Ensure Tracking Efficiency (Stand Alone Senior High School); Project FORMS: Furnishing On the Release & Management and School Academic Records (San Vicente National High School); Project DATA: Developing an Archive for Transparency and Accessibility (Mangagoy Central Elementary School); Project PRINTS: Permanent Records Inventory, Navigation and Tracking System (Caramcam Central Elementary School); Project e-RISE: Electronic Recording and Inventory of Supplies and Equipment (Tabon M. Estrella National High School); and Project DRIVES: Digital Resource Innovation via Enhanced System (San Jose National High School) which was adjudged the Best CI Project to represent Bislig City Division in the regional level competition.

Dr. Su said that every problem is a stepping stone for improving even in these difficult times. She then ended her message by congratulating all CI practitioners and thanking them for being true to BCD’s mandate of SULIG Leadership by working as one for service excellence.
With the opening of the School Year 2021-2022, Bislig City Division’s culture of Continuous Improvement has become indispensable in attaining its educational goals and objectives this year and onwards. Indeed, the six-month CI journey was just a prelude to Bislig City’s greater success in the future.