STUDENT STATUS OF SCHOOL EDUCATION (summary) Law No. 3 / 200, published on January 18, 2008.

Introduces significant changes t o the status of students of primary and secondary. PARENTS / guardians in this document as most prominent duties of parents and gua rdians: proceed to have your child comply with the obligations incumbent upon it, being distinguished from the attendance and the proper behavior and engageme nt in the learning process; help establish the facts in the case of disciplina ry proceedings brought to your child and where to apply corrective measures or d isciplinary sanction, arrange for it to fulfill the goals of strengthening civic education, development of personality, capacity for relationships with others o f full integration into the community and sense of responsibility; know the st atus of the student, the rules of the school, and subscribe, as well as their st udent, an annual statement of acceptance of it and commitment to compliance; s ubmit request for justification of absences for the student's absence (if less) the head teacher, indicating the time of the activity in which the failure occur red and stating the reasons for the same through the book (school) or form (teac hing secondary). The lack of justification must be presented previously, when the subject is predictable, or in other cases, by the 3rd business day following the occurrence thereof. STUDENTS Regarding the student, it highlights: • the duty of attendance, which i mplies its presence in the classroom or at places where they develop their schoo l work, and the duty of an attitude of commitment to intellectual and behavioral age-appropriate; • the faults are only considered justified if they present the following reasons: I. Illness of the student, which must be declared by a physician if the period of a bsence exceeds 5 days; II. Prophylactic isolation due to infectious disease of people living with the stude nt, which must be proven by declaration of the competent health authority; III. Death of family member, but only during the legal period assigned by the death o f the family status of public officials; IV. V. Birth of brother, during the day of birth and the next day, outpatient treatment and since this not take place outside the period of school activities; VI. Assistance to a household member and provided that it proves the impossibility o f someone else that they can provide; VII. Act due to the professed religion and on a socially recognized as a specific pra ctice of this religion and that the other can not be effected outside of school activities; VIII.

Participation in sporting events or cultural events, under the law (related to i nternational events and elite athletes); IX. X. Fulfillment of legal obligations; Another factor impeding the presence in school is not attributable to the student and when duly justified and considered by at tendable class director; XI. Submission of the justification of absences (if larger) the head teacher, indica ting the time of the activity in which the misconduct occurred and stating the r easons for it; XII. Lack of explanation in advance if the subject is predictable or until the 3rd bu siness day after the occurrence; Other things to consider - Faults The class director should ask the parents / guardians or the student if over t he additional evidence it deems necessary to justify the failure; Where no jus tification has been submitted to the faults within 3 working days or does not ha ve been accepted to the class director to report on the situation, within 3 work ing days, parents / guardians or the student if of legal age,by the most expedit ious means; The rules must provide for the purposes and procedures for cases i n which it considers as non-appearance of the pupil at the school activities this fact does not accompany the materials necessary for their operation; When the number of fouls to double the number of times per week for academic discipl ine, parents / guardians are invited to school, the director of gang and speedie st means , to be aware of the consequences of failure to make a frequency and fi nd a solution to ensure the effective discharge of this duty and the necessary e ducational attainment; If it proves impossible to achieve the above measure, t he Commission must Protection Children and Young People be informed of excessive absences the student, whenever the particular seriousness of the situation warr ants; Schools can promote the implementation of measures or remedies under Art icle 26 (see remedies); Whenever the student regardless of the nature of fault s, a number of absences reaches more than three times the weekly time in the cur riculum by subject, or twice only when justified, should take place as soon as t hey evaluated the effects of corrective actions, evidence of recovery in (s) dis cipline (s) that exceeded this limit; When the student does not obtain approva l of the evidence referred to in the preceding paragraph, the class council is c onsidering the (un) justification of absences, the school term and the moment of the trial and, if necessary The results obtained in other disciplines, may dete rmine: a) compliance with a plan for monitoring individual and the consequent re alization of a new trial; b) The retention of students in the same school year (in the case of basic educa tion), c) The exclusion of the student who is out of compulsory schooling, and t hat is the problem of students attending (s) subject (s) in (s) which (is) not o btained approval on the proof; approval in the test allows the student to retu rn to her normal school course; Failure to show the student to carry out this proof of recovery, if not justified under merit consideration as acceptable ago determines the retention or deletion. Corrective measures and disciplinary sanctions

The violation by the student of any of the duties provided for in Article 15 (co ncretely: the duty to study, be diligent, punctual and committed to the completi on of school activities; follow the guidance of teachers regarding their teachin g and learning, to treat with respect and fix all members of the educational com munity; store loyalty towards all members of the educational community, comply w ith the instructions of teachers and non-teaching staff, contribute to the harmo nious coexistence of school and the full integration in school of all students, participate in education and training activities ...; respect the physical and moral integrity of all members of the educational commu nity, providing aid and assistance in case of danger to physical or moral integr ity to the members of the educational community, to ensure the preservation, con servation and cleanliness of facilities, teaching materials, furniture and space s green school, respect the ownership of assets of all members of the educationa l community, stay in school during their time, unless written permission from th e parent or the school board, participate in electing their representatives and prestarlhes collaboration; know and meet the student's status, the rules of work ing of the school and its rules of procedure, not possess or consume addictive s ubstances, especially drugs, tobacco and alcoholic beverages, or promote any typ e of trafficking, facilitation and consumption of the same;not incorporate any m aterials, technological equipment, instruments or devices, capable of objectivel y disturb the normal functioning of school activities, or could cause physical o r moral to students or others) and / or others listed in the regulations could d etermine the application measure (s) Corrective (s) and / or sanction (s). In addition to the corrective measures provided for in the Rules, the document s the output order of the classroom or other places where they ets as measures: develop their school work; performing tasks and activities of school integration, which can be increased period of stay required, daily or weekly, the student at school; conditioning access to certain school spaces, or the use of certain materials and equipment, subject those who are engaged in school activities; the change of class. The order of exit from the classroom or other places where school work is to dev elop the competence of the teacher and requires students to remain in school and the determination by the teacher, the time period in which the student must sta y out of the classroom and whether or not the measure carries no marking as well as activities that students should develop during that time period. The sanction measures also pursue disciplinary sanctions punitive purposes, bein g distinguished: censure registered; suspension from school up to 10 working days; transfer school. Of these only a reprimand is registered competence of their teacher when the cri me occurs in the classroom, other situations are the responsibility of the execu tive board. Note: Given the impossibility of reproducing all areas of the document, it is re commended reading in full of the same. Maria José Peixoto coordinator of DT's (School of Gondomar)