Pursuant to DepEd Order No. 79, s. 2009 entitled Revised Standard
Constitution and By- Laws of the Supreme Student Governments (SSG) in
Secondary Schools, DepEd Order No. 45, s. 2007 entitled
Institutionalization of the Supreme Pupil Government (SPG) in all
Elementary Schools Nationwide, DECS Order No. 37, s. 2001 entitled
Synchronized Student Government Elections and DepEd Order No. 49, s.
2011 entitled Mandated Programs, Projects and Activities of the Supreme
Student Government, the following activities shall be observed during
the 2012 Synchronized SPG and SSG Elections for the School Year (SY)
2012-2013 in all schools nationwide:
In the secondary level, the school head (SH) shall designate the SSG Adviser to guide the SSG Commission on Elections, composed of duly appointed and qualified students, in the orderly conduct of the elections. The SH, upon recommendation of the SSG Adviser, may also issue additional guidelines, not inconsistent with DepEd Order No. 79, s. 2009 to ensure fair, smooth and successful conduct of the elections.
- Filing of the Certificates of Candidacy (COC) is on February 1-3, 2012;
- Evaluation of COCs vis-a-vis Qualifications and Disqualifications is on February 6-9, 2012;
- Announcement of the Official List of Candidates is on February 10, 2012;
- Campaign Period is on February 14-21, 2012;
- Campus-wide Presidential/Vice Presidential Debates is on February 22, 2012; and
- Election and Proclamation of Winners is on February 23, 2012.
In the elementary level, the SH shall constitute the SPG Commission on Elections preferably from among the Heograpiya, Kasaysayan at Sibika (HEKASI) teachers.
All DepEd Division Offices (DOs) are required to submit the complete list of duly elected SSG and SPG Presidents including their addresses and contact numbers, names and addresses of schools, names of school principals/heads, and teacher-advisers. These lists shall be collated by the Division Araling Panlipunan Supervisors and/or SGP Coordinators, encoded following the enclosed format, and forwarded on or before March 30, 2012 to the Department of Education-Center for Students and Co-Curricular Affairs (DepEd-CSCA) through e-mail address: email@example.com. A Certificate of Recognition shall be given to the school, through the DO, which has submitted the election report on time.
The elected SPG/SSG Officers shall undergo a school-based training on the basic skills of leadership and management, functions and responsibilities facilitated by the teacher-advisers and the outgoing pupil/student government officers only during weekends immediately after the elections or at anytime during the summer vacation, expenses of which shall be charged against SPG/SSG funds and/or local funds. Planning of activities of the SPG/SSG for the coming School Year shall include the Mandated Programs, Projects and Activities pursuant to DepEd Order No. 49, s. 2011 such as but not limited to the National Greening Program, Teachers' Month Campaign and World Teachers' Day, The Kindergarten Advocacy and Donation Project, Brigada Eskwela, The National SSG Online Community Project and the SSG's participation to the annual National Leadership Training for Student Government Officers (NLTSGO).
The Division and Regional Federations of the Supreme Student Governments (FSSG) shall also be organized immediately after the elections but not later than April 30, 2012 following the enclosed guidelines, the results of which shall be submitted to the DepEd-CSCA not later than May 15, 2012 through e-mail address: firstname.lastname@example.org.
The DepEd-CSCA, as the office in-charge of the Student Government Program (SGP), is authorized to monitor the conduct of the elections, and formulate and implement other programs and activities to strengthen the pupil/student governments in schools. All Regional and Division Araling Panlipunan Supervisors/SGP Coordinators are authorized to coordinate and monitor activities with regard to the conduct of the synchronized student government elections and the organization of the Division and Regional FSSG.
All regional directors (RDs) and schools division/city superintendents (SDSs) are enjoined to support and monitor the implementation of this program.
The Guidelines on the conduct of the Election to the Division and Regional Federations of SSG, SSG Consolidated Report Format and the SPG Consolidated Report Format are contained as Enclosure Nos. 1, 2 and 3, respectively.
For more information, all concerned shall contact Mr. Joey G. Pelaez, Executive Director, DepEd-CSCA at telephone nos.: (02) 631-8495 or (02) 636-3603. They may visit Facebook Account at www.facebook.com/csca.deped.