Ethics Violations


ACADEMIC HONESTY POLICY

The Governing Board believes that academic honesty and personal integrityare fundamental components of a student's educational experience. The Board expects that students will demonstrate acts of academic honesty at all times and will not engage in acts of:
 
  • cheating on tests
  • fabrication/falsification
  • forgery
  • unauthorized collaboration
  • plagiarism
  • theft-alteration of materials or equipment

    The Board intends that the District data network, Internet, and other on-line resources provided, be used to support the instructional program and further student learning. Users of the District's computing and network resources are required to use such resources responsibly, ethically, and in compliance with usage agreements outlined in District policy.

    Disciplinary actions for violations of the rules of the academic honesty policy may range in severity and will be appropriate to the situation.

    1st Offense will result in:
    1. Referral to assistant principal.
    2. Parent conference/contact by teacher.
    3. Automatic 0 on the assignment or test.
    4. Needs Improvement grade in citizenship for the remainder of that progress notice or report period (minimum 6 weeks).

    2nd Offense will result in:
    1. Referral to assistant principal.
    2. Parent conference with teacher and assistant principal.
    3. 0 on the assignment or test.
    4. Unsatisfactory grade in citizenship for the remainder of that progress notice or report period. This results in student being ineligible for activities for next six-week grading period.
    5. Removal from any and all elected or appointed leadership positions for the remainder of the school year.

    3rd Offense will result in:
    1. Referral to the assistant principal.
    2. 0 on the assignment or test.
    3. Unsatisfactory grade in citizenship for the remainder of that progress notice and trimester grade.
    4. ISS/Suspension.
    5. Parent/teacher conference with an administrator.
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