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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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