The effects of natural disasters are overwhelming and most of the time deadly. We cannot prevent it to happen, but
we can mitigate its impact through proper planning and correct implementation. The global data presented that education
sector is one of the hardly hit in times of natural disasters.
The study aspired to determine the teachers’ evaluation response on the implementation of school safety measures
based on the following indicators: enabling environment, safe learning facilities, school disaster risk management, and
disaster risk reduction in education.
The quantitative non-experimental design utilizing descriptive survey was used in this study. A total of one hundred
five elementary teachers (Eighteen Male and Eighty Six Female) from rural public elementary schools of Sto. Nino Central
Elementary School, Talaingod; Sawata Central Elementary School, San Isidro; and Cambanogoy Central Elementary
School, Asuncion. These public schools are under the Department of Education Division of Davao del Norte who are the
target schools in this study. The study used a questionnaire as the main source of data collection. The statistical tools
employed to interpret the data gathered was frequency and percentage to identify the proportion of teachers who
responded YES the school implemented safety measures and those who responded NO which implies that the school did
not implement school safety measures.
Results of this study using descriptive statistics shows the variation of percentage of teachers who responded YES and
NO in the implementation of school safety practices in terms of the different indicators: enabling environment, safe
learning facilities, school disaster risk management, and disaster risk reduction in education. It was noted that School 3
has the least percentage of teachers who agreed that the school implemented safety measures consistent to all indicators
compared to other two schools.
Keywords : Teacher Response, School, School Safety, MCDRM, Philippines.