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Happy Valley ESD (Santa Cruz) |  BP  5131.9  Students

Academic Honesty   

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The Board of Trustees believes that academic honesty and personal integrity are fundamental components of a student's education and character development. The Board expects that students will not cheat, lie, plagiarize or commit other acts of academic dishonesty.

(cf. 5131 - Conduct)

(cf. 6162.6 - Use of Copyrighted Materials)

Students, parents/guardians, staff and administrators shall be responsible for creating and maintaining a positive school climate that encourages honesty. Students found to have committed an act of academic dishonesty shall be subject to district discipline rules.

(cf. 5137 - Positive School Climate)

(cf. 5144 - Discipline)

The Superintendent/Principal or designee may establish a committee comprised of students, parents/guardians, staff, administrators and members of the public to develop standards of academic honesty, measures of preventing dishonesty, and specific consequences for acts of dishonesty. Any recommendations for discipline shall be incorporated into the school's discipline rules.

(cf. 1220 - Citizen Advisory Committee)

Legal Reference:

EDUCATION CODE

35291-35291.5 Rules

Policy HAPPY VALLEY ELEMENTARY SCHOOL DISTRICT

adopted: September 9, 2009 Santa Cruz, California