Category I-General Misconduct Infractions

  • Cafeteria violation

    Violating cafeteria rules including, throwing food, leaving lunch trays or litter on tables or the floor, cutting into the lunch line and taking food out of the cafeteria.

    Digital citizenship violation

    Students shall not use any Internet or other communication device for inappropriate websites, videos, music or social media.

    Disruptive school and classroom behavior

    The act of creating or promoting behavior that disrupts the learning process. Examples of disruptive behavior include such actions as excessive talking and throwing objects.

    Distribution of unauthorized materials

    The act of distributing unauthorized materials on school property without the permission of the principal.

    Electronic usage

    Electronic communication devices are not allowed during instructional time or passing time. Such items may only be used before classes begin in the morning, after the student’s last class, or at the discretion of school personnel.

    Forgery

    The act of fraudulently using, in writing, the name of another person, or falsifying times, dates, or other information on school forms (i.e. hall passes).

    Inappropriate dress

    The act of dressing in ways contrary to recognized standards of propriety.  Students may not dress in a manner that is dangerous to health or safety, which interferes with learning or shows a lack of respect for others.  This includes the wearing of clothing that contains profanity, sexual, racial, or degrading phrases.

    Inappropriate physical contact or horseplay

               Physical contact that is unwanted or consensual, and/ or inappropriate (non-serious).

    Loitering

    The act of prowling or loitering on foot, in a motor vehicle or in any other manner in and around any school facility.

    Plagiarism/cheating

    The act of copying the work of authors or other students on assignments, exams and/or projects without prior permission and/or acknowledgement. Cheating will result in the loss of credit for the assignment, test, project, etc. and may result in a disciplinary referral.

    Potentially harmful behavior to oneself or others

    Engaging in any activities that might potentially threaten the health or safety of oneself or others.

    Profanity/obscenity

    The act of using obscene or profane language in verbal or written form or in pictures and caricatures, or making obscene gestures while on any school property or during any school activity.

    Refusing to follow school and classroom rules

    Refusal to do assigned work or follow established procedures.

    Unauthorized areas 

    The act of being physically present in or congregating in areas which are off limits to students or not designated on student’s schedule. 

    Any other offenses not specifically listed, which are similar to the above violations, may be subject to classification as Category II Infractions by school authorities.