In March 2004, the Search for the Multigrade Grade Achiever for 2003 culminated in an awarding ceremony. Thirteen (13) multigrade teachers from the different regions were honored. One of them was adjudged the national winner and five others were proclaimed first, second, third, fourth
and fifth runners up. The national winner received a trophy and cash prize of
P20,000.00 and P10,000.00 respectively. The third, fourth and fifth runners-up
received a plaque of recognition each. The schools of the 6 national finalists
were given a plaque of recognition.
With funding assistance from the Coca-cola Philippines Foundation, Inc.
(CCFPI), a summer training for sixty-four (64) multigrade teachers and supervisors was held.
The activity was part of the Training Component of the Little Red School House Project, which the bureau had been implementing
the past five years.