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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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