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The Harrison County Board of Education possesses the right to control and manage
the school for all school activities. The teacher and administrator shall stand in the place of the
parent or guardian in exercising authority over the student and the school. The Harrison
County Board of Education has control of all students from the time they leave home and
reach the school until they have returned home except that, where students ride school buses,
the bus driver shall exercise control over the students in the same manner as the teacher or
administrator. Teacher is defined to include principals, aides, student teachers, and other
school employees assigned responsibilities for supervising instructional programs or other
board approved activities.
4101.8. Level I Violations.
Definition: Minor, frequent, continued or aggravated instances of misconduct that
disrupt or could disrupt the orderly conduct of the educational process.
Cafeteria/Lunchroom Misconduct. A student will not misbehave in the cafeteria.
Inappropriate behavior includes, but is not limited to, throwing food, stepping or stomping on
food, failure to clean up personal trash, etc.
Cheating/Academic Misconduct. A student will not plagiarize, cheat, gain unauthor-
ized access to, or tamper with educational materials. The response to violations under this
section may include academic sanctions in addition to other discipline. This includes lying or
cheating on tests or assignments or falsifying passes or excuses.
Deceit. A student will not deliberately conceal or misrepresent the truth, deceive
another or cause another to be deceived by false or misleading information.
Disorderly Conduct. A student will not harass another student or other person or
misbehave in a manner that causes disruption or obstruction to the education process. Disrup-
tion caused by talking, making noises, throwing objects, or otherwise distracting another per-
son, constitutes disorderly conduct. Behavior is considered disorderly if a teacher is prevented
from starting an activity or lesson, or has to stop instruction to address the disruption.
Electronic / Communication Devices. A student will not utilize and/or display an
electronic/communication device during the school day without express approval from the
school administration. A student may possess a cellular telephone or other electronic device
on school property, at after school activities and at school-related functions, provided that dur-
ing school hours and on school vehicles the cellular telephone or electronic device remains
off. During school activities when directed by the administrator or sponsor, cellular tele-
phones and electronic devices shall be turned off (not just placed into vibrate or silent mode)
and stored out of sight. The use of cellular telephones and other electronic devices shall be
strictly prohibited in any areas where individuals have a reasonable expectation of privacy,