Ethics and Honesty
The Shoreline School District has established a clear philosophical foundation for the expectation of integrity and authenticity for all student work. The district expects all students to represent their own work honestly and accurately at all times. This expectation is tied tothe districts academic mission and serves as a prerequisite for the fair and accurate assessment of student proficiency by teachers. Conduct which violates this policy may take many forms, but in most cases will involve an attempt by a student to deceive others or demonstrate a level of knowledge or skill that he or she does not possess. Academic dishonesty includes, but is not limited to, the following types of misconduct:
1. Using the writings, passages, or ideas of others, and passing them off as ones own (including, but not limited to, faxing, duplicating, file sharing, or transmittal using any technology);
2. Using an outside source (any work, published or unpublished, by a person other than the student) without proper acknowledgment; or
3. Submitting or using falsified data or records.
1. Acting dishonestly and practicing fraud (deliberate deception inorder to secure unfair or unlawful gain);
2. Assisting, encouraging, inciting, helping, or participating in misrepresenting someones work as your own;
3. Wandering Eyes (allowing ones eyes to stray to another persons work on quizzes or tests); or
4. Using unauthorized material including textbooks, notes, calculators,or computer programs during an examination or other assignment.
1. Unauthorized access to an exam or answers to exam;
2. Using an alternate, stand-in, or proxy during an examination;
3. Altering computer and/or gradebook records or forgery of signatures for the purpose of academic advantage; or
4. Sabotaging or destroying the work of others
This policy covers all school-related tests, quizzes, reports, class assignments, and projects, and other academic activities (both in andout of class). The superintendent shall establish procedures for implementing and responding to violations of this policy.
Ethics and Honesty
Students who commit a violation of Policy #3302, Ethics & Honesty, shall be subject to corrective action and punishment under Policy#3300, Student Conduct and Corrective Actions for Misconduct, as well as a negative assessment by the teacher of the students effort and performance on the assignment. The consequences assigned in aparticular case may vary, depending on the severity of the offense and the students previous record, and may include discipline orsuspension. Any student who cheats will receive progressive discipline appropriate for the students age and behavior. Secondary students will be disciplined as follows:
1st Offense: Student is referred to a principal/designee, studentsperformance on the assignment (or other academic activity) shall receive a zero. Parents shall be notified by the administrator.
2nd Offense: Student is long-term suspended from the class, not to exceed ninety days. Student is suspended from the class for the remainder of the semester. (Note: This may be the same or a different class from the first offense.) Administrators shall use the established suspension process with the due process notification.
3rd Offense: Student is long-term suspended from all classes, not toexceed ninety days. Student is suspended from all classes for the remainder of the semester. Parents shall be contacted and due process rights shall be given.
Students at all levels must be taught, age-appropriately, to do their original work and each year staff must provide advance notice to students of the nature and extent of corrective actions which, as ageneral rule, will be imposed as a consequence for violations of this policy. Elementary students, when they have been taught the importance of original work documenting sources, etc., may be disciplined progressively, up to and including the secondary guidelines. Administrators and hearing officers are allowed to grant exceptions involving extenuating or exceptional circumstances. In cases where teachers have a reasonable suspicion that one or more students have violated the Ethics and Honesty Policy, teachers mayopt to re-test the student(s) under different conditions or expect additional work. Students must cooperate with the reasonable requests of teachers and administrators investigating violations of this policy, including requests to turn over evidence related to academic dishonesty.