4000 - Students

4310 Integrity And Civility

All students are expected to demonstrate integrity, civility, responsibility and self-control. This expectation is directly related to the board’s educational objectives for students to learn to be responsible for and accept the consequences of their behavior and for students to respect cultural diversity and ideological differences. Integrity, civility, responsibility and self-control also are critical for establishing and maintaining a safe, orderly and inviting environment.


In addition to any standards or rules established by the schools, the following behaviors are in violation of the standards of integrity and civility and are specifically prohibited:

1. cheating, including the actual giving or receiving of any unauthorized assistance or the actual giving or receiving of an unfair advantage on any form of academic work;

2. plagiarizing, including copying the language, structure, idea and/or thought of another and representing it as one’s own original work;

3. falsifying, whether in writing or verbally, with the intent to defraud or for any other wrongful purpose;

4. violating copyright laws, including the unauthorized reproduction, duplication and/or use of printed or electronic work, computer software, or other copyrighted material;

5. cursing or using vulgar, abusive or demeaning language towards another person;

6. gambling, which is participation in any unauthorized event, action or statement which relies on chance for a monetary advantage (including exchanging items of value as well as currency) of one participant at the expense of others; and

7. playing abusive or dangerous tricks or otherwise subjecting a student or employee to personal indignity.


The disciplinary consequences for violations of this policy shall be consistent with Section D of policy 4300, Student Behavior Policies. The superintendent or designee shall list in the Code of Student Conduct the specific range of consequences that may be imposed on a student for violations of this policy.

Legal References:
17 U.S.C. 101, 102, 106, 107, 110, 117; G.S. 115C-47, -288, -307, -390.2
Cross References:
Goals and Objectives of the Educational Program (policy 3000), Copyright Compliance (policy 3230/7330), Student Behavior Policies (policy 4300)
Monday, 09 May 2011
Last Updated:
Monday, 08 August 2011