Agenda 2/4/15 & Minutes 1/28/15

Post date: Feb 4, 2015 5:28:59 AM

Agenda 2/4/15

    1. Approval of Minutes
    2. Reports
    3. AIP Consequence Motion
    4. Retroactive Motion
    5. Base Consequences Motion
    6. Notes & New Business

“I cannot and will not cut my conscience to fit this year's fashions.”

— Lillian Hellmany

Council Minutes 1/28/15

    1. Approval of Minutes
    2. Reports
      • (Mod): Congratulate Admin for a great MLK assembly.
      • (A-Mod): If you have a motion to be brought, please come to Exec so we can fully prepare.
      • (OEC): Will be starting election work.
      • (Condom): Got full support of the school nurse and will be sending out the survey to the parents shortly.
      • (SA): Winter Carnival event slots are nearly filled up and we’re looking for volunteers.
    3. AIP Consequence Motion
      • Motion to reevaluate base consequences of Academic Integrity Policy violation if perpetrator completes Restorative Justice.
      • https://docs.google.com/a/hanovernorwichschools.org/document/d/1Q9pocKThiViQ3DnOoaXU5lbXjgktJIT44Wbw2DAJUVA/preview for full motion details and supporting material.
      • We do not limit the number of times and individual can complete RJ.
      • If there is no consensus, the base consequences are enacted.
      • UVM and Dartmouth have similar processes (see: REL65 scandal 2014).
      • This is somewhat strong-arming individuals to complete RJ, but it is not at all an easy way out.
      • No matter what the incentive, students would still get something out of it.
      • Majority of high schools do not report integrity violations.
      • This allows flexibility for the most appropriate punishment.
      • The value of the “teachable” moment is greater than the risk of “letting someone get away.”
      • Judicial system has similar program with Diversion.
      • For some, high school IS all about college.
      • If one deserves the consequences, one will get them.
      • No AIP violators have completed RJ yet.
      • Though the perpetrators of the exam thefts in the past went to 4-year colleges, they might not have had the best path or support.
      • Black and white rules only teach students how to cheat better.

Meeting adjourns.