The Department of Education (DepEd) Bohol Schools Division starting Thursday will have a new superintendent amid a massive reshuffling of ranking officials of the agency nationwide.
Desiderio Deligero, chief of DepEd’s School Governance and Operations Division, said Bianito Dagatan who was chief of the Cebu City Schools Division will take over as Bohol superintendent through an order issued by the department’s central office.
Dagatan was designated as assistant superintendent in Bohol in the 1990s before he was transferred to Cebu.
According to Deligero, former Bohol superintendent Nimfa Bongo was reassigned to the Mandaue City Schools Division.
Bongo formally took over the post on Wednesday through a turnover ceremony in Mandaue City.
She served as Bohol superintendent for one year and six months.
Meanwhile, Bohol native Salustiano Jimenez, Jr. has been named as officer-in-charge of DepEd Central Visayas after the retirement of former director Juliet Jeruta.
Jimenez, who is DepEd 7’s assistant director, is the region’s top education official at a holdover capacity while a permanent director has not been chosen.
The reshuffling of DepEd officials is being done nationwide starting this year based on a memorandum issued by Education Secretary Leonor Briones.
This will cover regional directors, assistant regional directors, division superintendents and assistant division superintendents. (A. Doydora)