Procedures of Discipline and Dismissal


 (All procedures conform to the National NHS Guidelines.)


Members should understand that they are subject to dismissal if they do not maintain the standards of scholarship, leadership, service, and character that were used as a basis for their selection. Members are allowed limited warnings during their membership, but in the case of a flagrant violation of school rules and civil laws, a warning is not required for dismissal, but a hearing will be held.


Procedures are as follows:


l. A member is notified in writing of the violation.

2. When notified in writing, a member may be given a warning, may be given some

form of discipline, or may be told of possible dismissal.

3. In the case of dismissal, the member will be notified of a hearing before the NHS

Faculty Council.

4. At the hearing, a parent/guardian may be present with the member; however, the

primary focus of the hearing is to allow the member to present his/her case.

5. If a member is dismissed, written notice of the decision will be sent to the member,

his/her parents, and the principal.

6. The dismissed member may appeal the decision of the Faculty Council.

7. The NHS member will be granted a second hearing before a Faculty Council

consisting of new teachers selected by the principal.