Agenda 2/4/15 & Minutes 1/28/15
Post date: Feb 4, 2015 5:28:59 AM
“I cannot and will not cut my conscience to fit this year's fashions.”
— Lillian Hellmany
Council Minutes 1/28/15
- Approval of Minutes
- (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.
- 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.