The Special Education Fund (SEF) of Tagbilaran City financed the construction of the covered court of the San Isidro and Dao Elementary School. The SEF under the term of City Mayor John Geesnell “BABA” Yap increased exponentially from Php25 million in 2013 to Php78 million in 2020. “The prompt payment of taxes by the Tagbilaranons made this initiative possible. Tagbilaran City’s Special Education Fund has been exponentially increasing since 2013 resulting to improved services in education. The SEF has been instrumental in providing additional classrooms to all the City’s public schools, security guards, laboratories, multi-purpose covered courts, uniforms, and equipment. We can really feel our taxes working to improve the lives of our constituents,” Mayor Yap said.
In the time of the pandemic, the SEF proved to be indispensable. The SEF assisted the needs of the City DepEd through the provision of printing gadgets for the blended learning. The gadgets were stationed in the Learning Resource Management System at the Tagbilaran City Central School to hasten the production of modules, while heavy-duty photocopiers were provided to all the City’s public schools.