TUESDAY & WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 3 & 4, 2023 * 9:000AM TO 12:00NN VIA ZOOM
This two-session webinar will feature education law in the Philippines and update all participants with the recent DepEd and CHED memorandum orders.
It is designed to help schools understand education law to protect themselves from torts and liabilities arising from lawsuits, and at the same time align their administrative and operating policies to existing government regulations. The lecture will discuss very important legal issues, special laws, updated cases, and solutions to problems normally encountered by schools. Whether you are planning to set up a school, maintain one, or expand its operation, this program is a must.
The course is also aimed at helping different stakeholders such as school owners, board trustees, administrators, teachers, employees, students, and parents, understand and enforce their rights in a school system. The lecture and best practices examples are applicable to pre-schools, K-12, TESDA accredited schools, colleges and universities both private and government educational institutions.
He is one of the very few recognized authorities in the field of education law. He has written the book, “Education Law and the Private Schools” which is the most comprehensive book on the subject matter. He also authored the “Compedium of Education Legislation for Private Basic Education”. He was Chairman of the Board of Trustees of San Beda Alabang in 2009, former undersecretary for legal and legislative affairs of the Department of Education, Culture & Sports (DECS) and became a legislator in the 14th Congress. Presently, he is the dean of the San Beda College of Law, Alabang. As a law practitioner, his clients include many of the biggest schools in the country. He is a senior partner of Ulpiano Sarmiento & Marciano Delson.
Board of Trustees
Teachers & Employees
Parents & Guardians
Everyone interested with the topic
I. State Regulation on Educational Institutions
A. Cases and Updates: Tuition Fees
B. Opening of New Branches
C. Opening of New Courses & Extension Classes
D. Operating of On-Line/ Asynchronous Classes
E. Institutional Academic Freedom to Choose How to Teach (Modality of Learning Approach)
F. Best Practices and Red Flags
II. Student Legal Issues
B. Issues on Students Rights
1. Right to Stay in School
2. Right to Have Access to Records
3. Right to Speech, Expression, Press
4. Right to Privacy
5. Right to be Protected (Duty of Special Parent vis-à-vis Child Protection Policy)
C. Issues On Parents Rights
D. Student Discipline
E. Best Practices and Red Flags
III. Campus Security and Safety
A. School Liability for Torts
B. Legal Requirements to Avoid Liability
C. Concept of Parental Authority and Responsibility
D. Best Practices & Red Flags
IV. Special Laws and How Schools Can Protect Themselves
A. Sexual Harassment
B. Gender-Base Sexual Harassment (Safe Spaces Act)
D. Mental Health Law
E. Anti-Hazing Laws
F. Violence against Women and Children
G. Anti-Child Abuse
Note: The lectures and discussions may not necessarily follow the sequence presented in the above course outline. The use of examples are intended to incorporate several principles together to effectively impart knowledge to the audience.