Proposed amendment to the Student Handbook.

Draft 2

Date______________

Ms. Lean Happie Bustamante,
EVP, SPCF
Re: Proposed amendments to the student handbook
Dear Ma’am,
Attached are the proposed amendments to the student handbook. If approved,
these shall be called First Amendments. Thank you very much.

Very truly yours,

Christopher Flake

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item No. Any other act analogous to the foregoing. 3. Using any electronic device without prior permission from the instructor or proctor. Page 2 of 8 . Cheating during the final examinations shall be punished with a failing grade for the concerned subject. OTHER OFFENSES. 1 reads: Cheating during examination. quiz. III. A second offense shall be punished with zero-rating and suspension for ten (10) class-days. Possession of notes. Item No.53: E. IV. or form is strictly prohibited. test or project (except during final examination) Failure in the examination.Proposed amendment to the Student Handbook. Talking without prior permission from the instructor or proctor. a repeat of this offense shall be punished with exclusion. 2. I. Looking at another’s paper. 4. The penalty of zero-rating shall be imposed if committed in a report or term-paper. test or project Proposal (clarification on cheating): The following rules shall apply to quizzes and major examinations except the final examinations. 7 under Other Offenses: Plagiarism and other forms of unauthorized or improper reproduction of a copyrighted material in any manner shape. ON CHEATING (E. 1) p. To be added as item No. However. or any review material while taking an examination. II. 5. Draft 2 PROPOSED AMENDMENTS TO THE STUDENT HANDBOOK A. Other Offenses. quiz. A third offense shall be punished with exclusion. V. The following acts are considered cheating and therefore punishable by zero-rating: 1. books.

2. Under the Code of Discipline (p. C. 3. and d. Before leaving the classroom. The following are acts of plagiarism: a. and the tables and chairs are in proper order. a student who commits a major offense maybe dismissed at the first occurrence. Students must pay attention whenever the teacher is lecturing or a student is reporting or reciting. but changing some of them. Proposed amendment: The second paragraph should read: The penalty of exclusion shall be imposed upon any student who shall commit any of the offenses listed as GRAVE OFFENSE. or rearranging them. c. the student must stand up before reciting and must remain standing until told otherwise. he cannot be given another chance. RULES OF DECORUM IN THE CLASSROOM. Classrooms and classes must be respected. Summarizing or paraphrasing another person's words without citation. Using another person's exact words without including quotation marks and citation. 4. The following rules shall be observed inside the classrooms: 1. the penalty of disqualification from graduation shall be imposed. Do not interrupt. Because of the severity of the offense. Page 3 of 8 . Sleeping in the classroom is prohibited. Exclusion reads: Any student who continues to violate rules despite warning and suspension may be discharged from school. B. Using another person's words. Other acts analogous to the foregoing. b.49): D. Similarly. When called to recite. students must ensure that the room is litter-free.Proposed amendment to the Student Handbook. Anyone wishing to speak must raise his/her hand and wait to be recognized before speaking. 5. Draft 2 If committed in a thesis.

53): To be added: 24. whether it resulted in a criminal prosecution or not. whether committed inside or outside of the campus. the following procedure must be observed: a. A written complaint must be filed with the OSD. 4. E. the settlement must be put in writing. If the attempt to settle the dispute amicably failed. Where the complainant and the defendant belongs to the same college or department. The following rules shall apply to all complaints. 47): Proposed amendment: RULES OF PROCEDURE FOR THE DISPOSITION OF COMPLAINTS. the complaint shall be filed with the Office of Student Discipline for amicable settlement.Proposed amendment to the Student Handbook. This amendment shall form part as the last item under all classifications of offenses. the complaint must be addressed to the Dean concerned or to the Principal. Procedure where there is a private offended party: 1. 2. Draft 2 D. ON HANDLING OF COMPLAINTS (p. 3. Any act analogous to the foregoing. as in the case of the basic education department. Where the complainant and the defendant belongs to different colleges or units. and regardless of the degree of participation. The Dean or Principal concerned must keep a file of such settlements. 25. and other controversies where the defendant is a student: I. The commission of any act constituting a crime. Making false accusation or giving false testimony in any proceedings in the school or elsewhere. disputes. Page 4 of 8 . for amicable settlement. DISPUTES. AND OTHER CONTROVERSIES. If the parties agreed to settle the dispute. ON DISCIPLINARY MEASURES On Grave offenses (p. A copy must also be filed with the Office of Student Discipline (OSD). 26.

f. he may proceed with the presentation of his case. such relative or counsel may not speak during the hearing. g. The decision of the board of discipline shall be rendered not later than two class-days after the presentation of evidence. e. Otherwise. If the defendant shall fail to appear during the hearing without any valid reason. c. 2. the complaint shall be dismissed with prejudice. II. He or she may present object. and a student leader. A Board of Discipline shall be constituted within two (2) class days. The presentation of evidence shall be concluded within one hearing-day only. i. the complainant shall present his case first. j. The defendant shall then cross-examine the evidence presented if so minded. documentary. The defendant shall be served with a notice of hearing with a copy of the complaint attached within two (2) class days from the filing of the complaint. Page 5 of 8 . The defendant will be served with a notice of hearing with a copy of the complaint attached within two (2) class days from the filing of the complaint. The Board of Discipline shall be composed of the Prefect of Student Discipline. Both the complainant and the defendant shall have the right to be assisted by a relative or counsel if they so prefer. Procedure where the complaint involves a violation of the Code of Conduct and where there is no private offended party and where the penalty imposable does not exceed suspension: 1. also not belonging to the college or unit of the parties involved. a faculty member not belonging to the college or unit of the parties involved.Proposed amendment to the Student Handbook. If the complainant shall fail to appear during the hearing without any valid reason. During the hearing. to hear and decide the case. d. from date the complaint is filed. However. Draft 2 b. or testimonial evidence. he shall be deemed to have waived his right to a hearing. The decision of the Board of Discipline shall become final and executory after the lapse of two (2) class days from service of the decision and no appeal has been perfected. The case shall then be decided based upon evidence on hand. h. k. A written complaint must be filed with the OSD.

Both the complainant and the defendant shall have the right to be assisted by a relative or counsel if they so prefer. 5. a faculty member not belonging to the college or unit of the parties involved. However. 3. the complaint shall be dismissed with prejudice. 1. 8. The Board of Discipline shall be composed of the Prefect of Student Discipline. he shall be deemed to have waived his right to a hearing. During the hearing. He or she may present object. Draft 2 3. he may proceed with the presentation of his side. 5. 4. However. The defendant shall then cross-examine the evidence presented if so minded. the complainant shall present his case first.Proposed amendment to the Student Handbook. also not belonging to the college or unit of the parties involved. 2. The presentation of evidence shall be concluded within one hearing-day only. such relative or counsel may not speak during the hearing. or testimonial evidence. 4. Procedure where the complaint involves a violation of the Code of Conduct and where there is no private offended party and where the penalty imposable includes exclusion: A written complaint must be filed with the OSD. to hear and decide the case. documentary. 7. If the defendant shall fail to appear during the hearing without any valid reason. 6. The defendant shall have the right to be assisted by a relative or counsel if he/she so prefer. Otherwise. He or she may present object. 6. 10. and a student leader. The Prefect of Student Discipline shall render a decision within two (2) class days from the conclusion of the hearing. During the hearing. such relative or counsel may not speak during the hearing. The decision shall become final and executory after the lapse of two (2) class days from service of the decision and no appeal has been perfected. or testimonial evidence. The defendant will be served with a notice of hearing with a copy of the complaint within two (2) class-days from the filing of the complaint. The Board of Discipline shall be constituted within two (2) class days. III. the complainant shall present his case first. The case shall then be decided based upon evidence on hand. The defendant shall then cross-examine the evidence presented if Page 6 of 8 . If the complainant shall fail to appear during the hearing without any valid reason. documentary. 9. from date the complaint is filed.

Tattoos and other forms of skin-arts may be allowed only if these will be hidden by the school uniform. 9. ON UNIFORM 1. 11. The presentation of evidence shall be concluded within one hearing-day only. White blouse. The case shall then be decided based upon evidence on hand. For Female Students: a. Plain white undershirt d. Hair must be short and neat-looking f. IV. White polo c. Black wool pants (not tight-fitting) b. Otherwise. For Male Students: a. the decision shall become immutable. Outlandish hair styles and colors are prohibited g. After which time. Draft 2 7. Page 7 of 8 . he may proceed with the presentation of his case. If the defendant shall fail to appear during the hearing without any valid reason. Appeal: The decision of the Prefect or the Board of Discipline may be appealed to the Office of the President within a non-extendible period of two (2) class days. Ear-piercing and other forms of body piercings and wearing of earrings are prohibited. The decision of the board of discipline shall be rendered not later than two class-days after the presentation of evidence. If the complainant shall fail to appear during the hearing without any valid reason. 8. so minded. h. 10. The decision of the Board of Discipline shall become final and executory after the lapse of two (2) class days from service of the decision and no appeal has been perfected. F. the complaint shall be dismissed with prejudice. Black leather shoes with socks e. he shall be deemed to have waived his right to a hearing.Proposed amendment to the Student Handbook. 2.

Outlandish hair fashion. d. c. Tattoos and other forms of skin-arts may be allowed only if these will be hidden by the school uniform. make-up. Employed students may be excused from wearing the school uniform if the following requisites are complied with: a. Closed-toe black leather shoes with 1 inch to 2 inches heels. Page 8 of 8 . 3. or accessories are prohibited. Draft 2 b. f. The uniform is in the nature of corporate or business attire. Skirt must be of the prescribed textile and must be three (3) inches below the knee in length. other than the traditional ear-piercings. e. Business casual is allowed. are prohibited. and b. Body piercings.Proposed amendment to the Student Handbook. Tight-fitting skirts are not allowed. g. There is a required work uniform. c.

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