Official school rules
Educational culture may be completely different today and relations between schoolchildren and teachers much more relaxed in practice, but none of these changes have been expressly written into any new set of regulations. Pupil behavior is still governed by the same rules, in force since 1979, and adopted by Presidential Decree 104/79. Article 26 says that «pupil behavior shall be marked as a) ‘excellent’ when the pupil behaves with due decorum; b) as ‘good’ when the pupils behaves with due decorum as a rule, with some lapses; and c) as ‘adequate’ when the pupil misbehaves to an unacceptable degree but whose behavior is deemed correctable within the school environment. «When the pupil’s misbehavior is such as to be beyond the school’s power to remedy, the student is obliged to change schools.» As far as the sanctions for mischief-makers are concerned, Article 27 stipulates the following: a) comments; b) reprimands; c) timely removal from the lesson in progress; d) suspension from lessons of up to three days; e) suspension from lessons of up to five days; and f) expulsion.