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Student Conduct and Discipline Policy
- Student conduct is governed by the provisions of the Aiken County Code of Student Conduct, a copy of which is sent home within the first week of school. Students must abide by the Conduct Code while at school, on school grounds including parking lots, at all school activities including athletic events, on school buses, and at bus stops. Students are under school jurisdiction within sight of bus stops and school property. All school personnel have authority over all students at all times.
- Any student in the halls at times other than class changes must have a current office assistant identification badge or handbook pass.
- Consumption of food/drink is limited to the commons area and gym lobby. Students may bring bagged lunches to school and keep them in their lockers. However, no other food and no previously opened drink containers will be permitted in the academic areas (classrooms, auditorium, etc.)
- After arriving on school grounds, students may not leave school grounds without permission. Also, students may not go outside the building or go to the student parking lot during the day without permission from an administrator. Students are not permitted to go behind the school during the school day except when accompanied by a teacher or when going to and from a mobile classroom.
- Detention may be assigned by teachers or administrators. Teacher detention will be scheduled by the teacher. Administrative detention will be held on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 3:15-4:10. For any detention, students must be on time, wearing ID Badge, bring study materials, and refrain from talking, sleeping, or any misbehavior. Work detail may be required during the detention period. Restriction of privileges and work detail are considered a disciplinary consequence and may be assigned by an administrator. Failure to abide by detention rules will result in additional detention or suspension.
- Job conflicts will not be considered valid reasons for rescheduling detention. Failure to serve Teacher or Administrative detention as assigned will result in the student being placed in ISS.
- Midland Valley High School strongly promotes academic honesty and integrity on the part of students. Cheating will not be tolerated. Any student caught cheating will receive a grade of zero on the assignment or exam. Cheating includes acts of academic dishonesty, such as supplying or receiving information during a test, copying tests or homework, allowing others to copy work, obtaining test answers or questions beforehand, possessing or using unauthorized materials during a test, using a project or paper in a second class without permission, or using the ideas or writing of another as your own (plagiarism). Students written up for cheating will be ineligible for membership in organizations for which good character is a prerequisite to membership. A second occurrence will result in disciplinary action in addition to a zero for the assignment or exam.
- Students involved in violent behavior including fights will be recommended for expulsion on the first offense. Also, law enforcement agencies will be involved when warranted and as required by law.
- Under state law, it is a felony (punishable up to five years) for anyone to threaten the life, person, or family of a public official. Any such threat against any employee of MVHS will be promptly reported to law enforcement, and expulsion proceedings will be initiated.