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

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

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

also not belonging to the college or unit of the parties involved. e. the complainant shall present his case first. such relative or counsel may not speak during the hearing. 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. Both the complainant and the defendant shall have the right to be assisted by a relative or counsel if they so prefer. The defendant shall then cross-examine the evidence presented if so minded. During the 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. A written complaint must be filed with the OSD. The presentation of evidence shall be concluded within one hearing-day only. from date the complaint is filed. If the complainant shall fail to appear during the hearing without any valid reason. k. g. or testimonial evidence. i. 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. 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. a faculty member not belonging to the college or unit of the parties involved. II. the complaint shall be dismissed with prejudice. The Board of Discipline shall be composed of the Prefect of Student Discipline.Proposed amendment to the Student Handbook. A Board of Discipline shall be constituted within two (2) class days. he shall be deemed to have waived his right to a hearing. However. Otherwise. Page 5 of 8 . 2. The case shall then be decided based upon evidence on hand. If the defendant shall fail to appear during the hearing without any valid reason. and a student leader. documentary. f. d. j. to hear and decide the case. c. He or she may present object. he may proceed with the presentation of his case. The decision of the board of discipline shall be rendered not later than two class-days after the presentation of evidence. h. Draft 2 b.

6. Draft 2 3. from date the complaint is filed. The presentation of evidence shall be concluded within one hearing-day only. 5. he may proceed with the presentation of his side. 8. III. If the defendant shall fail to appear during the hearing without any valid reason. 3. documentary. The Board of Discipline shall be constituted within two (2) class days. such relative or counsel may not speak during the hearing. 2. The defendant shall then cross-examine the evidence presented if so minded. The defendant shall have the right to be assisted by a relative or counsel if he/she so prefer. However. the complaint shall be dismissed with prejudice. The Prefect of Student Discipline shall render a decision within two (2) class days from the conclusion of the hearing. to hear and decide the case. During the hearing. a faculty member not belonging to the college or unit of the parties involved. the complainant shall present his case first. or testimonial evidence. The case shall then be decided based upon evidence on hand. 9. documentary. 6. 10. he shall be deemed to have waived his right to a hearing. The defendant shall then cross-examine the evidence presented if Page 6 of 8 . However. 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. 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. the complainant shall present his case first.Proposed amendment to the Student Handbook. 1. 7. 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. also not belonging to the college or unit of the parties involved. Otherwise. The Board of Discipline shall be composed of the Prefect of Student Discipline. During the hearing. such relative or counsel may not speak during the hearing. If the complainant shall fail to appear during the hearing without any valid reason. He or she may present object. 5. 4. or testimonial evidence. Both the complainant and the defendant shall have the right to be assisted by a relative or counsel if they so prefer. He or she may present object. 4. and a student leader.

If the defendant shall fail to appear during the hearing without any valid reason. Outlandish hair styles and colors are prohibited g. Black wool pants (not tight-fitting) b. Hair must be short and neat-looking f. 11. For Female Students: a. he shall be deemed to have waived his right to a hearing. White blouse. After which time. For Male Students: a. 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 decision shall become immutable. 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. The case shall then be decided based upon evidence on hand. Plain white undershirt d. F. Draft 2 7. Ear-piercing and other forms of body piercings and wearing of earrings are prohibited. 8. Page 7 of 8 . The decision of the board of discipline shall be rendered not later than two class-days after the presentation of evidence. ON UNIFORM 1. The presentation of evidence shall be concluded within one hearing-day only. he may proceed with the presentation of his case. Tattoos and other forms of skin-arts may be allowed only if these will be hidden by the school uniform.Proposed amendment to the Student Handbook. h. the complaint shall be dismissed with prejudice. so minded. White polo c. Otherwise. 2. 9. If the complainant shall fail to appear during the hearing without any valid reason. IV. 10. Black leather shoes with socks e.

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

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