Effective Implementation of School Rules and Policies in Maintaining Discipline among Senior High School Student: Toward a Guide
Keywords:implementation, rules and policies, effective
School discipline is related to the action taken by a teacher or the school organization toward a student (or a group of students). School rules can guide the children’s behavior or set limits to help them learn to take care of themselves, other people, and the world around them. The school system sets rules and policies to restrict certain behavior or attitudes that are seen as harmful or against school policies, educational norms, school traditions, etc. The focus of discipline is shifting, and alternative approaches emerge due to significantly high dropout rates and disproportionate punishment upon minority students. This study utilized the quantitative experimental research design. This study also used purposive sampling with two groups of respondents composed of 25 senior high school teachers from different strands and 25 senior high school students of Bestlink College of the Philippines. The instruments utilized in this study were questionnaires, interview, data gathering procedures, and instrument validation. The respondents answered that profane language is the most, with an overall weighted mean of 3.55 for senior high school teachers and 3.31 for senior high school students. Based on the findings, the researchers proposed guidelines that may be crafted to maintain discipline on the services and implementation in different offices of the said institution to improve the existing rules and policies of school that may serve as a guide on the problems in the future. The school must enhance the health services of the clinic. School rules and policies should be consistently implemented. The rules and policies may be changed; in case of changes, a reorientation regarding the revised policy will be forwarded to the students, teachers, administrations, and parents.