On The General Secondary Education

Original Language Title: Про загальну середню освіту

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LAW of UKRAINE "on the General secondary education (Supreme Council of Ukraine (BD), 1999, no. 28, 230) {amended pursuant to law No. 1642-III dated 06.04.2000, VVR, 2000, no. 27, item 213} {Additionally, see Law No. 2120-III dated 07.12.2000, VVR, 2001, no. 2-3, article 10} {amended according to the Law No. 2905-III of 20.12.2001, VVR, 2002, # 12-13, 92, no. 380-IV from 26.12.2002 , SC, 2003, no. 10-11, 86 # 1344-IV dated 27.11.2003, VVR, 2004, # 17-18, 250 No. 2285-IV dated 23.12.2004, VVR, 2005, no. 7-8, art. 162 # 2505-IV from 25.03.2005, VVR, 2005, # 17, # 18-19, 267, no. 3235-IV dated 20.12.2005, VVR, 2006, # 9, # 10-11, 96 No. 489-V from 19.12.2006, VVR, 2007, no. 7-8, 66} {Additionally, see the decision of the Constitutional Court No. 6-RP/Jul 09 2007 by} {with changes amended by the Law No. 107-VI from 28.12.2007, VVR, 2008, no. 5-6, no. 7-8, 78-changes to operate on December 31, 2008} {Additionally, see the decision of the Constitutional Court No. 10-рп/2008 from 22.05.2008} {amended according to the Law No. 309-VI from 03.06.2008, VVR, 2008, # 27-28, 253 # 2442-VI from 06.07.2010, VVR, 2010, no. 46, item 545 # 3701-VI from 06.09.2011 , VVR, 2012, no. 15, 96, no. 5029-VI from 03.07.2012, VVR, 2013, no. 23, item 218 # 5460-VI from 26.10.2012, VVR, 2014, no. 2-3, art. 41 # 1324-VII from 05.06.2014, VVR, 2014, no. 30, art. 1011 # 76-VIII from 28.12.2014, VVR, 2015, no. 6, art. 40 # 498-VIII from 02.06.2015, VVR, 2015, no. 31, art. 294} {in the text of the Act the words "Ministry of education" in all cases has been replaced by the words "central body of the Executive power that ensures the formation of State policy in the field of education "in the relevant case;

the words "Ministry of health" has been replaced by the words "the central body of the Executive power, which ensures the formation of State policy in the sphere of health care," according to the law No. 5460-VI from 26.10.2012} establishes the legal, organizational and financial principles of functioning and development of the system of secondary education, which promotes the free development of human personality, forms the legal values of a democratic society in Ukraine.

Chapter I General provisions article 1. Legislation on the General secondary education the Ukrainian legislation on the General secondary education is based on the Constitution and consists of the law of Ukraine "on education", this law, other legal acts and international agreements of Ukraine, consent to be bound by the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine.

Article 2. The main tasks of the Ukrainian legislation on the General secondary education the basic objectives of Ukrainian legislation on the General secondary education are: ensuring the citizens ' right to accessibility and free obtaining complete general secondary education;

ensuring the necessary conditions for the functioning and development of the General secondary education;

providing the legal framework regarding the requirement of complete general secondary education;

determination of the structure and contents of the General secondary education;

the definition of the management system of general secondary education and their powers;

determining the rights and obligations of participants in the educational process, establish responsibility for violation of legislation on the General secondary education.

Article 3. General secondary education general secondary education-focused process of mastering classified knowledge about nature, man, society, culture and the production of the means of cognitive and practical activities, the result of which is intellectual, social and physical development of the individual, that is the Foundation for further education and employment.

General secondary education is a main component of continuing education.

General secondary education aims to provide comprehensive personal development through training and education, which are based on common values and principles of scientific, multicultural, secular nature of education, holistic approach, principle, and unity of teaching and education, based on the principles of humanism, democracy, civic consciousness, mutual respect between Nations and peoples in the interest of a person, family, society and the State.

Article 4. The system of general secondary education system of general secondary education are: the comprehensive educational institutions of all types and forms of ownership, including those for citizens in need of social assistance and social rehabilitation, educational-production combines extracurricular institutions, scientific and methodical institutions and authorities of the management system of general secondary education as well as vocational and higher educational institutions of I-II levels of accreditation, providing complete general secondary education.

Article 5. The task of the General secondary education the objectives of secondary education: the education of citizen of Ukraine;

the formation of the personality of the pupil (pet), the development of his abilities and talents, scientific worldview;

fulfill the requirements of the State standard of the General secondary education, preparing students (pupils) for further education and employment;

education of students (pupils) respect for the Constitution, the State symbols of Ukraine, rights and freedoms of man and citizen, self-respect, responsibility before the law for their actions, conscientious attitude to the duties of man and citizen;

the implementation of the rights of the students (pupils) on the free formation of political and philosophical beliefs;

nurturing a respectful attitude to family, respect for national traditions and customs, the State languages, regional and minority languages and mother tongue, national valuables of Ukrainian people and other peoples and Nations;

{Paragraph seven article 5 amended by law No. 5029-VI from 03.07.2012}


Education-conscious attitude to their health and the health of other citizens as the highest social value, formation of hygienic skills and foundations of healthy way of life, the preservation and enhancement of the physical and mental health of students (pupils).

Article 6. Obtaining complete general secondary education 1. Ukrainian citizens regardless of race, skin color, features of the intellectual, social and physical development of the individual, political, religious and other beliefs, sex, ethnic and social origin, property status, place of residence, linguistic or other signs provided by the availability and free obtaining complete general secondary education in State and communal educational establishments.

{Part one of article 6 amended by law No. 1324-VII from 05.06.2014}

2. Citizens of Ukraine have the right to obtaining complete general secondary education in private schools.

3. Obtaining complete general secondary education in educational institutions regardless of the subordination, types and forms of ownership must meet the requirements of the State standard of the General secondary education.

4. Foreigners and stateless persons who are in Ukraine on legal grounds, shall obtain complete general secondary education in the manner established for the citizens of Ukraine.

5. responsibility for obtaining complete general secondary education children rely on their parents, and children deprived of parental care, on persons substituting them, or schools, where they are brought up.

Article 7. Language learning and teaching in secondary schools It training and education in secondary schools is determined by article 20 of the law of Ukraine "on the State language policy."

{Article 7 as amended by law No. 5029-VI from 03.07.2012} Section II. GENERAL and OTHER EDUCATIONAL ESTABLISHMENTS of the SYSTEM of GENERAL SECONDARY education article 8. A comprehensive educational institution 1. A comprehensive educational institution-institution that ensures the realization of the rights of citizens in general secondary education.

A comprehensive educational institution, founded on private property operates a license issued in accordance with the legislation of Ukraine.

2. A comprehensive educational institution, which carries out innovative activity may have the status of the pilot. The status of the pilot does not change subordination, type and form of ownership of a comprehensive educational institution. Regulation on the experimental comprehensive educational institution shall be approved by the central body of the Executive power, which ensures the formation of State policy in the sphere of education.

Article 9. Types of schools and other educational institutions of the system of general secondary education 1. According to educational level, which is provided by a comprehensive educational institution (degree I-elementary school, which provides primary general education, II degree-basic school, which provides basic general secondary education, III degree-senior school that provides complete general secondary education, usually with profile-oriented education), and features student contingent, there are various types of secondary schools. School of each of the three stages can function together or independently.

The secondary schools include the school of I-III degrees;

specialized school (boarding school) I-III stages of intensive study of individual subjects and courses;

Gymnasium (gymnasium-boarding) school II-III degree of intensive study of individual subjects according to the profile;

Collegium (College boarding school)-educational institution of II-III degrees, the philological-philosophical and (or) cultural and aesthetic;

Lyceum (liceum-boarding) school III degree with profile training and doprofesìjnoû training (can provide educational services II degree, starting with class 8);

boarding school I-III degrees-educational institution with partial or complete content due to the State of children in need of social assistance;

special school (boarding school) I-III degrees-educational institution for children requiring correction of physical and (or) mental development;

санаторна school (boarding school) I-III degrees-educational institution with the appropriate profile for children who require long term care;

School of social rehabilitation-educational institution for children requiring special conditions of upbringing (created separately for boys and girls);

evening (variable) school II-III degrees-educational institution for citizens who do not have opportunities to study in schools with full-time;

education and rehabilitation center-school for children with special educational needs, predefined complex defects.

{Part one of article 9 as amended by law No. 2442-VI from 06.07.2010}

2. other educational establishments of the system of secondary education: school educational institution-school for the education of children and meet their needs in secondary education according to the interests (scientific, technical, artistic and aesthetic, sports, etc.);

children educational and manufacturing plant-educational institution to provide for the needs of the students of the secondary schools in proforìêntacìjnìj, doprofesìjnìj, professional training;

vocational education-educational institution to provide the needs of the citizens in vocational and full general secondary education;


institution of I-II levels of accreditation-education institution to meet the needs of citizens for educational-qualification levels of junior specialist, Bachelor and with simultaneous completion of obtaining complete general secondary education.

3. Comprehensive educational institutions may establish the classes (groups) of the evening (part-time), distance learning, classes (groups) with in-depth study of specific subjects, special and inclusive classes for teaching children with special educational needs.

{The first paragraph of part three article 9 amended by law No. 2442-VI from 06.07.2010} comprehensive educational institutions regardless of the subordination, types and forms of ownership may have the boarding schools with partial or full retention of the students (pupils) at the expense of the owner.

Comprehensive educational institutions may establish educational complexes composed of educational institutions of different types and levels of accreditation to meet doprofesìjnih and professional inquiries of citizens, as well as the educational Association of preschool and post-school educational establishments to meet the educational and cultural and educational needs.

Comprehensive educational institutions to meet the doprofesìjnih, professional requests and cultural and educational needs of the citizens can be part of educational districts, unions, other associations, including with the participation of educational establishments of the system of pre-school, general secondary, extra-curricular, vocational and higher education of various types and levels of accreditation, institutions of culture, physical culture and sports, businesses and community organizations. The regulation on educational district approved by the Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine.

{Part of the third to the fourth paragraph of article 9 of the law # 2442-VI from 06.07.2010}

4. List of special comprehensive schools (boarding schools) is the central body of the Executive power, which ensures the formation of State policy in the sphere of education in agreement with the central body of the Executive power, which ensures the formation of State policy in the field of health care.

5. the provisions of the comprehensive educational institutions shall be approved by the Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine.

{The Decree KM No. 964, no. 778} Secondary educational institution on the basis of the provisions of the comprehensive educational institutions is developing a Charter, which is approved by the owner (for State and municipal comprehensive educational institutions-an appropriate body of the Education Department) and is registered with the local executive authority, or a body of local self-government.

Article 10. The status of a comprehensive educational institution 1. A comprehensive educational institution is a legal entity. According to their organizational-legal forms of general educational establishments may be public, municipal and private forms of ownership.

2. the status of the State has a comprehensive educational institution established on the State form of ownership.

3. the status of the municipal comprehensive educational institution is based on communal property.

4. the status of the private comprehensive educational institution is founded on private property.

Article 11. Creation, reorganization and liquidation of a comprehensive educational institution 1. State and municipal comprehensive educational institutions established in accordance with the Central, local bodies of executive power or bodies of local self-government taking into account socio-economic, national, cultural, educational and linguistic needs in the presence of the required number of students (pupils) in accordance with the established norms of the napovnûvanostì classes of the necessary logistical and scientific-methodical bases of pedagogical personnel in the manner established by the Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine.

2. The decision to establish municipal comprehensive educational institutions for orphans and children deprived of parental care, special comprehensive schools (boarding schools) for children requiring correction of physical and (or) mental development shall be accepted by the Council of Ministers of Autonomous Republic of Crimea, regional, Kyiv and Sevastopol City State administrations in consultation with the central body of the Executive power, which ensures the formation of State policy in the sphere of education.

3. the decision about creation of the gymnasiums, lyceums, colleges, specialized schools (boarding schools), based on communal property are taken by the appropriate authorities managing the Education Council of Ministers of the Autonomous Republic of Crimea, regional, Kyiv and Sevastopol City State administrations.

4. the decision on the establishment of a comprehensive educational institution, founded on private property shall be made by the founder (owner) in the manner prescribed by the legislation of Ukraine. Religious organizations, statutes (regulations) which are registered in the order established by legislation order, may be the founders (owners) of the comprehensive educational institutions.

{Part four article 11 amended by law No. 498-VIII from 02.06.2015}

5. the decision on the establishment of the schools of social rehabilitation, their subordination and sources of financing shall be made by the Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine by the central body of the Executive power, which ensures the formation of State policy in the sphere of education.


6. reorganization and liquidation of the comprehensive educational institutions, communal ownership is carried out by decision of the session of the local Council, State and private ownership-by the decision of the founder (founders).

{Part of the sixth article 11 as amended by law No. 76-VIII from 28.12.2014} Section III. ORGANIZATION of the educational process in the COMPREHENSIVE EDUCATIONAL INSTITUTIONS Article 12. The term of training 1. The term of study for obtaining complete general secondary education in secondary schools I-III degrees is 11 years old: {the first Paragraph of article 12, as amended by the law No. 2442-VI from 06.07.2010} in general education institutions of the I degree-4 years;

in the comprehensive educational institutions of the II degree-5 years;

in the comprehensive educational institutions of III degree-2 years.

{Paragraph four of article 12, as amended by the law No. 2442-VI from 06.07.2010}

2. Duration of training in secondary schools for children requiring correction of physical and (or) mental development shall be established by the Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine.

3. In vocational and higher educational institutions of I-II levels of accreditation term of obtaining complete general secondary education shall be established by the central body of the Executive power, which ensures the formation of State policy in the sphere of education.

Article 13. Forms of training teaching and educational process in the comprehensive educational institutions is carried out by group and individual forms of study, which are approved by the central body of the Executive power, which ensures the formation of State policy in the sphere of education.

Granted the right and conditions for accelerated the end of school exams without attending classes.

Article 14. Classes of comprehensive educational institutions 1. Classes of comprehensive educational institutions shall not exceed 30 students.

2. in the comprehensive educational institutions located in villages, towns, the number of students in classes of demographic situation, but must be not less than five persons. With fewer students in the classroom lessons are held by individual form of learning.

3. the procedure for dividing the class into groups in the study of individual subjects is established a central body of the Executive power, which ensures the formation of State policy in the sphere of education in agreement with the central body of the Executive power, which ensures the formation of the State financial policy.

{Part three of article 14 as amended by the law No. 5460-VI from 26.10.2012}

4. for the special comprehensive schools (boarding schools), the number of pupils in a class is determined by the central body of the Executive power, which ensures the formation of State policy in the field of education, in consultation with the central body of the Executive power, which ensures the formation of State policy in the field of health and the central body of the Executive power, which ensures the formation of the State financial policy.

{Part four article 14 amended by law No. 5460-VI from 26.10.2012}

5. Number of students in the after-school groups and pupils in the groups of secondary schools of all types is defined by the central body of the Executive power, which ensures the formation of State policy in the sphere of education in agreement with the central body of the Executive power, which ensures the formation of the State financial policy.

{Part five article 14 amended by law No. 5460-VI from 26.10.2012} Article 15. Curricula and loads of students 1. The basic curriculum of general education institutions (hereinafter the Basic educational plan) defines the structure and contents of the General secondary education through the ìnvarìantnu and varìativnu components that set the pogodinne and zmìstove of the relationship between educational sectors (cycles subjects), the maximum allowed educational load of students and zagal′norìčnu the number of training hours. Invariant component of the contents of general secondary education is formed at the State level, there is only one for all the establishments of general secondary education is determined through the educational fields of the basic educational plan. Variable component of the contents of general secondary education is formed by a comprehensive educational institution taking into account peculiarities of the region and individual educational requests of the students (pupils). The basic curriculum for the comprehensive educational institutions regardless of the subordination, types and forms of ownership shall be approved by the Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine.

2. On the basis of the basic educational plan of the central body of the Executive power, which ensures the formation of State policy in the sphere of education approve standard educational plans for the comprehensive educational institutions regardless of the subordination, types and forms of ownership. In the standard educational plans educational fields are realized in subjects and courses of invariant and variable components of the contents of the General secondary education.

Standard educational plans establish the total maximum allowed educational load of students.

{The second paragraph of part two article 15, as amended by the law No. 2442-VI from 06.07.2010}

{Paragraph three part two article 15 excluded by law No. 2442-VI from 06.07.2010}

{Paragraph four of article 15 excluded by law No. 2442-VI from 06.07.2010}

{Paragraph five part two article 15 excluded by law No. 2442-VI from 06.07.2010}

{The sixth paragraph of part two article 15 excluded by law No. 2442-VI from 06.07.2010}


{Paragraph seventh part two article 15 excluded by law No. 2442-VI from 06.07.2010}

{The eighth paragraph of part two article 15 excluded by law No. 2442-VI from 06.07.2010}

3. On the basis of the standard educational plans a comprehensive educational institution consists of the working curriculum specifying variable component and the definition of the profile of learning.

Operational educational plans of the State and municipal comprehensive educational institutions shall be approved by an appropriate body of the Education Department. Operational educational plans of the private comprehensive educational institutions agree with the relevant authorities of the Education Department.

Operational educational plans of the vocational and higher educational institutions of I-II levels of accreditation, in obtaining complete general secondary education, are developed on the basis of the standard educational plans for comprehensive schools and agree with the central body of the Executive power, which ensures the formation of State policy in the sphere of education.

Experimental operational educational plans made up, taking into account the standard educational plans, comprehensive educational institutions that have the status of the pilot.

Experimental business curriculum, new educational programs, pedagogical innovations and technologies is possible only by decision of the central organ of executive power that provides the formation of State policy in the sphere of education.

Article 16. Academic year and mode of operation of a comprehensive educational institution 1. Academic year in the comprehensive educational institutions regardless of the subordination, types and forms of ownership begins in the day of knowledge-September 1 and ending no later than July 1 of next year.

{The second part of article 16 is possible on the basis of law no 2442-VI from 06.07.2010}

3. the structure of the academic year (half-years, quarters, semesters) and the duration of a school week set a comprehensive educational institution within the time stipulated working curriculum in consultation with the appropriate body of the Education Department.

4. Mode of a comprehensive educational institution is determined on the basis of regulations and in agreement with the appropriate authority of the state sanitary and epidemiological service.

5. Duration of lessons in secondary schools is: in the first grade-35 minutes, in the second-fourth grade-40 minutes in the fifth-odinadcâtih classes – 45 minutes. Change the duration of lessons are allowed in consultation with the relevant bodies of education management and bodies of State sanitary-epidemiological service.

{The first paragraph of part five article 16, as amended by the law No. 2442-VI from 06.07.2010} hours time difference first-fourth classes required are recorded and compensated by carrying out additional, individual classes and consulting with students.

6. The duration of holidays in secondary schools during the school year may not be less than 30 calendar days.

Article 17. Educational process in the comprehensive educational institutions 1. Education of students (pupils) in the comprehensive educational institutions is in the process of pupils, class and extracurricular work with them.

The goal of the educational process in the comprehensive educational institutions are based on the principles embodied in the Constitution, laws and other normative-legal acts of Ukraine.

2. in the comprehensive educational institutions prohibits the establishment and activities of the organizational structures of political parties, as well as religious organizations and paramilitaries.

3. the Force of attraction of the students (pupils) of the comprehensive educational institutions to join any association of citizens, religious organizations and the paramilitary is prohibited.

Article 18. Enrollment of students 1. The local bodies of executive power or bodies of local self-governance for the comprehensive educational institutions of the relevant territory maintenance and before the start of the school year shall record students who have to attend them.

2. Be enrolled to a comprehensive educational institution according to the order, issued on the basis of the application, if you have a medical certificate standard and appropriate document on education (in addition to the pupils of the first class).

3. Be enrolled to gymnasiums, lyceums, colleges, specialized schools (boarding schools) is conducted in the manner prescribed by the central body of the Executive power, which ensures the formation of State policy in the sphere of education.

4. Be enrolled to a comprehensive sanatorium school (boarding school) is conducted in the manner prescribed by the central body of the Executive power, which ensures the formation of State policy in the sphere of education and the central body of the Executive power, which ensures the formation of State policy in the field of health care.

5. Referral of students (pupils) to schools of social rehabilitation and parole them from these institutions carried out by the Court.

6. Admission and selection of children for learning in the special comprehensive schools (boarding schools), their transfer from one type of such schools to another is done by the conclusion of appropriate psycho-medico-pedagogical consultations in the manner prescribed by the central body of the Executive power, which ensures the formation of State policy in the sphere of education.


7. do not check the level of knowledge at the time of enrolment of children to comprehensive educational institution except gymnasiums, lyceums, colleges, specialized schools (boarding schools).

{Article 18 update: part 7 on the basis of law No. 3701-VI from 06.09.2011} Section IV. PARTICIPANTS in the educational process in the COMPREHENSIVE EDUCATIONAL INSTITUTIONS Article 19. Participants in the educational process participants in the educational process in the comprehensive educational institutions are: the students (pupils);

the leaders;

academics, psychologists, librarians;

other specialists;

parents or persons substituting them.

Article 20. The apprentice (pet) 1. The apprentice (pet)-a person who learns and develops in one of the secondary schools. Admission of pupils to secondary schools is carried out, usually with 6 years.

2. The status of the students (pupils) as members of the teaching and educational process in the comprehensive educational institutions, their rights and duties are determined by this law and other legislative acts.

Article 21. Social protection of students (pupils) 1. Students (pupils) of the comprehensive educational institutions may be additionally social and financial aid at the expense of central bodies of executive power and local budgets, funds of legal entities and physical persons in Ukraine and citizens residing abroad, as well as the Foundation of compulsory education and at the expense of other revenues.

Local authorities can provide reductions of pupils, pupils to school and home in the manner and amount determined by local authorities, and include this relevant expenditures from local budgets.

{The second and third Paragraphs of article 21 is replaced by one paragraph pursuant to law No. 76-VIII from 28.12.2014}

2. children with impaired hearing, eyesight, the locomotor apparatus is provided by means of individual correction in the manner established by the Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine.

3. Pupils of the boarding schools of all types from the number of orphans and children deprived of parental care are on full State dependents. Orphans and children deprived of parental care who are studying in other secondary schools are provided with food, clothing and other services in the manner established by the Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine. Pupils requiring correction of physical and (or) mental development in the special comprehensive schools (boarding schools) is carried out by the State.

Children with special educational needs enrolled in special and inclusive classes of comprehensive educational institutions, are provided free of charge hot meals throughout the period of study in a comprehensive educational institution.

{Part of the third article 21 paragraph second according to law No. 1324-VII from 05.06.2014}

4. Orphans, children deprived of parental care, children requiring correction of physical and (or) mental development shall be employed or continue their education in accordance with the education received in the order established by legislation of Ukraine.

Article 22. Protection and strengthening of health of students (pupils) 1. A comprehensive educational institution provides safe and harmless conditions of instruction, mode of operation, conditions for the physical development and health, forms the hygienic skills and foundations of healthy way of life of the students (pupils).

2. Students (pupils) of the comprehensive educational institutions regardless of the subordination, types and forms of ownership provided by a health service that is carried out by medical workers, the State of these institutions or relevant health care establishments, in the manner established by the Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine.

Institutes of health, along with the bodies of education management and public health annually to provide free medical examination of students (pupils), monitoring and correction of health, conduct medical-preventive measures in the comprehensive educational institutions regardless of the subordination, types and forms of ownership.

{Part two of the second paragraph of article 22 as amended pursuant to law No. 1642-III dated 06.04.2000}

3. The responsibility for organizing the supply of students (pupils) in the comprehensive educational institutions regardless of the subordination, types and forms of ownership adherence in them the requirements of sanitary-and-hygienic and sanitary and anti-epidemic rules and norms of the founders (owners), the heads of these institutions. The rules and procedure for catering students (pupils) in the comprehensive educational institutions are established by the Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine.

{Part three of article 22 as amended pursuant to law No. 1642-III dated 06.04.2000}

4. Control of health and nutrition of students (pupils) relies on public health.

Article 23. The promotion of the students (pupils) for the students (pupils) set different kinds of moral incentive and material incentives, provided by the central body of the Executive power, which ensures the formation of State policy in the field of education and other bodies of the Executive power and bodies of local self-government, the Charter of a comprehensive educational institution.

Article 24. Teaching staff


1. the Pedagogical officer must be a person of high moral qualities, which has the appropriate pedagogical education, an adequate level of professional training, pedagogical activities, ensures the effectiveness and quality of their work, the physical and mental health, which allows you to perform professional duties in institutions of the system of secondary education. List of posts of teaching staff system of the General secondary education shall be established by the Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine.

2. The post of head of the comprehensive educational institutions regardless of the subordination, type and form of ownership can take a person who is a citizen of Ukraine, has higher pedagogical education at the level of specialist or master's degree, work experience and education work not less than three years, has successfully passed the certification of the commanding personnel education in the manner prescribed by the central body of the Executive power, which ensures the formation of State policy in the sphere of education.

Article 25. Pedagogical workload of a 1. Pedagogical workload of a teacher of a comprehensive educational institutions regardless of the subordination, type and form of ownership, intended for the implementation of the educational process.

Pedagogical workload of a teacher includes 18 hours during the school week, which make the tariff rate, as well as other types of educational activities in realtion to the tariff rate: cool guide-20-25 per cent;

check the volumes to 10-20 percent;

Managing: workshops-15-20 percent;

educational facilities-10-15 percent;

teaching and research areas--10-15 percent.

{About suspending the second paragraph-the eighth of article 25 in 2002 see Law No. 2905-III dated 20.12.2001; in 2003 see Law No. 380-IV from 26.12.2002; for 2004, see Law No. 1344-IV dated 27.11.2003}

{On the implementation of provisions and regulations stipulated by paragraphs second-eighth part of the first paragraph of article 25, see the laws No. 2120-III dated 07.12.2000, # 2905-III of 20.12.2001, no. 1344-IV dated 27.11.2003} dimensions and procedure for establishing charges for other types of educational activities are determined by the Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine.

Pedagogical workload of a comprehensive educational institution is 30 hours, constituting a secondary special school (boarding school) and Assistant teacher inclusive classes of comprehensive educational institutions-25 hours per week, which is the tariff rate.

{The tenth Paragraph of article 25, as amended by the law No. 1324-VII of 05.06.2014} the size of tariff rates of other pedagogical workers of secondary educational establishments are set by the Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine.

The distribution of the teaching load in a comprehensive educational institution it is Manager and approved by the appropriate body of the Education Department.

2. Pedagogical workload of a teacher of a comprehensive educational institutions regardless of the subordination, type and form of ownership of a volume less than the tariff rate provided by part one of this article, only for his consent.

Redistribution of the teaching load during the school year is allowed in case of change of the number of hours of individual items is supposed to work, curriculum, or the written consent of a pedagogical employee with compliance with the legislation on labour.

Article 26. Labour relations in the system of general secondary education 1. Labour relations in the General secondary education shall be governed by the laws of Ukraine about the work, the law of Ukraine "on education", this law and other legislative acts.

2. Appointment and dismissal of the head of State and municipal comprehensive educational institution shall be the appropriate body of the Education Department. Appointment to Office and release from Office the Deputy head and other teaching staff of State and municipal general educational school is carried out by an appropriate body of the Education Department at the request of the head of a comprehensive educational institution. Appointment and dismissal of the other employees of the State and municipal comprehensive educational institution shall be his Manager. Appointment and dismissal of the head and Deputy Head of the private comprehensive educational institution carries out its owner in consultation with the appropriate body of the Education Department. Appointment and dismissal of pedagogical and other employees of the private comprehensive educational institution shall be its owner.

3. Pedagogical employees from performing professional duties to perform activities not stipulated in the employment contract without the consent of a pedagogical employee is not allowed. The refusal of a pedagogical employee from doing activities not stipulated by the employment agreement may not be grounds for his dismissal from the post, except in cases established by law.

4. Pedagogical employee-conscript has the higher pedagogical education and the main place of work which is a comprehensive educational institution, provided respite for call-up to military service for the entire period of his work on a speciality.

Article 27. Certification of pedagogical employees


1. Certification of pedagogical employees of the comprehensive educational institutions regardless of the subordination, types and forms of ownership is mandatory and is carried out, usually once every five years in accordance with the default provisions on certification of pedagogical employees, approved by the central body of the Executive power, which ensures the formation of State policy in the sphere of education.

2. The results of certification of pedagogical employees of the comprehensive educational institutions is determined by matching a pedagogical employee adequacy is assigned a qualification category (specialist, the specialist of the second category, the specialist of the first categories and specialist of the highest category), and can be assigned to the pedagogical title (senior teacher, teacher-methodologist, tutor-methodologist, educator-Organizer-methodologist, etc). Regulation on qualification categories and pedagogical titles shall be approved by the central body of the Executive power, which ensures the formation of State policy in the sphere of education.

Article 28. The rights and obligations of the pedagogical employees of the comprehensive secondary education system of rights and obligations of the pedagogical employees of the comprehensive secondary education system are determined by the Constitution of Ukraine, law of Ukraine "on education", the code of labour laws of Ukraine, this law and other legislative acts.

Article 29. Rights and duties of parents or persons substituting them 1. Parents or persons substituting them, have the right: to choose educational establishments and training forms for minors;

make decisions regarding the child's participation in innovation activities of the comprehensive educational institution;

elect and be elected to bodies of public self-governance of a comprehensive educational institutions;

contact the appropriate authorities managing the education on training and education of children;

to protect the legitimate interests of children.

2. Parents or persons substituting them, are obliged to provide the conditions for obtaining the child complete general secondary education for any form of training;

constantly take care of physical health, psychological condition of children, create proper conditions for the development of their natural abilities;

respect the child's dignity, bring up diligence, kindness, mercy, respectful attitude to family, older age, State, regional and minority languages and the native language, national traditions and customs;

{Paragraph four of article 29, as amended by the law No. 5029-VI from 03.07.2012} raise respect for national, historical, cultural values of the Ukrainian people, careful attitude to historical and cultural heritage and the environment, love for Ukraine.

3. in the case of parents or persons substituting them, contrary to the conclusion of appropriate psycho-medico-pedagogical advice to refuse to send the child to an appropriate special comprehensive schools (boarding school), education of the child shall be an individual form.

Section V. The STATE STANDARD of the GENERAL SECONDARY EDUCATION Article 30. The concept of the State standard of the General secondary education 1. The State standard of the General secondary education-summary of rules and regulations that define the State requirements for education students and graduates at the level of primary, basic and secondary education and the guarantee of the State in its achievement.

2. Compliance with the requirements of the State standard of the General secondary education is compulsory for secondary schools as well as vocational and higher educational institutions of I-II levels of accreditation, regardless of the subordination, types and forms of ownership.

Article 31. Development and approval of the State standard of the General secondary education system 1. The State standard of the General secondary education developed by the central body of the Executive power, which ensures the formation of State policy in the sphere of education, together with the National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine and the National Academy of pedagogical sciences of Ukraine. The State standard of the General secondary education approved by Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine and is reviewed at least once every 10 years.

{The Decree KM No. 24, no. 462, no. 607}

{The first Paragraph of article 31, as amended by the law No. 5460-VI from 26.10.2012} changing the content and scope of the State standard of the General secondary education by other bodies of executive power are not allowed.

2. Educationally-methodical support of realization of the State standard of the General secondary education is carried out by the central body of the Executive power, which implements the State policy in the sphere of education.

{Part two of article 31, as amended by the law No. 5460-VI from 26.10.2012} Article 32. The structure of the State standard of the General secondary education the structure of the State standard of the General secondary education consists of:

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