I WAS called to the principal’s office this afternoon and was given a memorandum. It said:
You are hereby designated as the Communications Officer effective today, November 3, 2010.
And what exactly is a Communications Officer? I asked.
I was given the memorandum from the Division Office and it said:
The designated communications officers shall be tasked to:
- assist and act as point person in addressing the issues raised by the public involving their schools and district offices;
- inform this office of any untoward incidents in their respective areas and submit a detailed report within 24 hours to this office;
- coordinate with the Communications Unit on official statements and reactions on existing issues.
Wow. I don’t quite understand what these tasks are and what would be their implications. Gladly, tomorrow, a meeting will be held with the Division Communications Officer, Arturo D. Tingson, Jr. Hopefully, I would be better oriented about the additional tasks that this designation entails.
Well, anyway, I have been doing extra tasks for the principal ever since I started teaching. Most of those tasks involve preparation of reports and communication. I somehow think that it wouldn’t be very different from the extra tasks I am handling at the moment. I just hope it wouldn’t give me pressures I could no longer withstand.