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Challenges Encountered by Junior High School Parents in the New Normal and Public School Initiatives Implementation in Cluster 9 Division of Tanauan City

Kimberly Jemen A. Gumabay
Affiliation: Laguna College of Business and Arts
Affiliation Address: Calamba City, Laguna



The main focus of this study was to determine the challenges encountered by junior high school parents and public school initiatives implementation in Cluster 9 Tanauan City. The study aimed to determine if there was a significant relationship between the two said variables and to propose an action plan that helped in managing the challenges of the school’s stakeholders. The study was descriptive-correlational research. The study selected 440 respondents through proportional stratified random sampling from junior high school parents of Tanauan City Integrated High School and Pantay Integrated High School. A two-part survey questionnaire was used to gather data. The study used a four-point Likert scale, simple mean, and Pearson Product-Moment Correlation to determine the variables’ relationship. Upon analyzing the data, only parental distress showed a significant relationship with public school initiatives in terms of the physical environment and school health policy. An action plan to address the physical environment and school health policy was created to give directions on how schools could help minimize parental challenges during the new normal education system.

Keywords: new normal education system, school initiatives, parental challenge and stress, school administration

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