DISCIPLINE AND DISMISSAL
Section 1. Any member who falls below the standards of scholarship, service, leadership or character may be considered for discipline or dismissal from the Brunswick Chapter of the National Honor Society. A member of the National Honor Society is expected to maintain his/her academic standing and take an active role in service and leadership in his/her school and community.
Section 2. If a member’s cumulative grade point average falls below the standard in effect when they were selected (a minimum weighted GPA of 3.5 on a 4.0 scale – 90% or higher) they will be given a written warning and a reasonable time period for improvement. If the cumulative grade point average remains below standard at the end of the warning period the student will be subject to further disciplinary action by the Faculty Council that can include consideration of dismissal from the chapter. Academic performance is generally reviewed at the conclusion of each quarter.
Section 3. Violations of the law or school regulations can result in immediate consideration of the dismissal of a member (see Section 6 below). These violations include, but are not limited to, Operating Under the Influence, stealing, destruction of property, cheating, plagiarism, truancy; or possession, selling or being under the influence of drugs or alcohol at school or in the community.
Section 4. Members who violate Brunswick High School’s code of conduct (such as the use of profanity, failure to comply, excessive tardiness, unexcused absences, etc.) will receive written warning notification. A conference may be requested by either party (Faculty Council or student/parent). If the member is involved in another violation of the school conduct code, the member may be considered for dismissal.
Section 5. Members who miss a combined three chapter meetings or service activities will receive written warning notification. If the member continues to not attend chapter meetings or service activities, the member may be considered for dismissal. A conference may be requested by either party (Faculty Council or student/parent).
Section 6. Chapter officers, as representatives of the chapter, can be removed from their positions as a consequence of disciplinary action taken by the Faculty Council.
Section 7. The National Honor Society is a national organization. Disciplinary action taken by the Faculty Council are in accordance with this status and may, or may not, be the same as school administrative consequences.
Section 8. In all cases of pending dismissal:
- The member will receive written notification from the Chapter Advisor/Faculty Council indicating the reason for consideration of dismissal.
- The member will be given the opportunity to respond to the charge(s) against them at a hearing before the Faculty Council prior to any vote on dismissal (in accordance with the process identified in Article X of the National Constitution).The member has the opportunity to present their defense either in person or via a written statement presented in lieu of a face-to-face hearing. Following the hearing the Faculty Council will then vote on whether to dismiss. A majority vote of the Faculty Council is needed to dismiss any member.
- The results of the Faculty Council vote will be presented to the principal for review and then stated in a letter sent to the student and parents. Dismissed members must surrender any membership emblems to the Chapter Advisor.
- The Faculty Council’s decision may be appealed to the building principal and afterwards according to provisions of Brunswick School Department’s district discipline policy.
- A member who is dismissed or resigns may never again be considered for membership in the National Honor Society.
Section 9. In lieu of dismissal, the Faculty Council may impose disciplinary sanctions upon a member as deemed appropriate.