Background of the Schools Division of SURIGAO CITY

The integrated Reorganization Plan of 1974 created the Surigao City Division phasing out the divisions of Dinagat and Siargao through an advice contained in a letter of the Secretary of the Department of Education, Hon. Juan L. Manuel dated October 3, 1974.

Division Memorandum No. 31, s. 1974 issued to the field by the Academic Supervisor explicitly pronounced that effective October Il, 1974, the Surigao City Schools Division will function as a distinct and a separate schools division from the Division of Surigao del Norte with Superintendent German A Guazon as the City Schools Superintendent.

Approved staffing patterns provided by the Department of the Reorganization Committee redeployed office staff/personnel to the two divisions of Surigao del Norte and Surigao City.

The division office temporarily occupied the Agro-Industrial Display Center near the City Hall until it moved after the completion of a two-storey Division Office building near the Surigao City Pilot School in 1986. Working for the construction of the building were the efforts of Superintendent Francisco Mendon and Asst. Superintendent Socorro L. Sering. The division had its operations in this location until the 10th of October, 2013. Presently, the new division office is located in its new site within the C.V. Diez Memorial Central Elementary School compound.