High School Academic Misconduct Advisor - Texas

Academic standards are important pillars of any school or university. The purpose of education is not just to instill knowledge, but to ensure students are respectful, ethical, and accountable. Schools are not only producing future doctors and lawyers, but functioning members of society, and as such, have implemented procedures for students caught violating academic standards.

In Texas, independent school districts have been granted the authority to establish student conduct codes. This authority encourages the school districts to take disciplinary action against the accused students, though each district can determine the extent of this action. It is important to have an attorney-advisor present from the moment your child is accused of academic misconduct to ensure their rights are fully upheld.

What is academic misconduct?

At its core, academic misconduct encompasses student actions that seek an unfair advantage over classmates. Many schools in Texas consider cheating, plagiarizing, and disrupting classroom time to constitute academic misconduct. Each institution sets a standard for the student to follow. The student should be aware of these standards and the procedures involved if they are accused of violating the standards.

High School Academic Misconduct

While expectations, procedures, and consequences vary by school district, it is informative to explore how the state's largest districts approach student academic misconduct.

Houston

The Houston Independent School District provides a Code of Student Conduct for all high school students. If a teacher suspects a student of academic misconduct, they will be referred to a school administrator who will institute disciplinary actions. The administrator will discuss the problem with the student and their teacher and then communicate the issue, and actions to be taken, to the parent. If the student continues to repeat the academic misconduct, the consequences may become more severe.

If the disciplinary actions were to elevate to an expulsion, the student will have the opportunity to present their case in a full hearing. This hearing will be conducted by an unbiased committee or by the district itself. It is important to have an attorney-advisor present from the very beginning, but it is at this point in the process when the committee will let you know you are allowed to have one present.

Many parents are unclear about the nitty-gritty of the procedural process. You may think you can handle this on your own, and trust the school to do what is right, but there is more at stake than you realize. Having an advisor present would ensure that the student is not being unfairly dismissed. Further, if the student is expelled at the end of this initial hearing, the advisor can help with the appeal process.

Dallas

In the Dallas Independent School District, academic misconduct can result in anything from detention to expulsion. The campus behavior coordinator will consider a series of elements such as the seriousness of the offense, the student's mindset at the time, their grade level and age, and the effect of the misconduct on the school environment. After this, the campus behavior coordinator will contact the student's parent or guardian and notify them of the student's academic misconduct. A conference will be held on campus to discuss the offense and the disciplinary action the school will be taking.

Generally though, for academic misconduct, the school district is hesitant to expel the student. Nevertheless, lesser punishments can still start an avalanche of negative outcomes, and consulting with an advisor will increase the chances of a favorable outcome.

Cypress-Fairbanks

The Cypress-Fairbanks Independent School District is the third-largest district in Texas. Here, the student accused will be referred to an administrator who will review the accusation, determine its validity, and create a disciplinary action plan if necessary. The administrator will speak to the student's parent or guardian and advise them of the situation. They will then create a plan that will include actions such as withdrawal of privileges, behavior coaching, or detention. If this behavior continues, it could be elevated to a Level III offense and subject to other disciplinary actions.

Like the Dallas Independent School district, Cypress-Fairbanks is more hesitant to elevate academic misconduct to the level of expulsion. If your student is subject to an expulsion hearing, having a dedicated advisor present will help ensure they are able to advocate for themselves effectively and that all their rights are upheld.

Long Term Consequences of Academic Misconduct

Students that are accused of academic misconduct suffer a stain on their reputation. Not only are they subject to various forms of punishment, but the records of these incidents are made permanent. Expulsion may be the last resort in Texas, but there is a significant paper trail that leads up to it.

As such, the academic misconduct accusation will follow your child for the rest of their educational careers. A child branded as a cheater, may not be allowed to take the Advanced Placement courses that may make them competitive for college. And when your student decides to apply to college, the academic misconduct may have to be disclosed on their applications, and unfortunately, will act as a deterrent for entry. Your child will always have to explain themselves, and if they are accused of academic misconduct in college, their prior record will work against them.

Students from smaller towns in Texas could suffer even more than those in the larger districts. The saying that things get around a small town quicker is true. The faculty and staff, as well as the other children in their school, will assume their reputation is correct and may treat them as so, causing your child to assume the identity of a cheater and offend again. This is especially true for children who are falsely accused but punished anyways. They may find it easier to adopt the cheater mentality and become the student everyone already assumes they are.

How a Student Disciplinary Advisor Can Help

Not everyone who is accused of academic misconduct is guilty, but their innocence may not save them from painful side effects. And if they are guilty of academic misconduct, the student is entitled to certain due process rights that the high school may be aware of but failed to follow. Having an attorney present at every part of the process will ensure that these rights are upheld.

At the Lento Law Firm, attorney Joseph D. Lento is an experienced Student Discipline Defense attorney and has handled thousands of student misconduct matters across the nation. He will help you and your child navigate these difficult waters and ensure that their rights are protected. Call 888.535.3686 today to schedule a consultation or reach out to us online.

Texas high schools where Joseph D. Lento can help as your child's student's academic misconduct advisor during investigations, hearings and appeals include, but are not limited to, the following school districts:

A

  • Abbott Independent School District
  • Abernathy Independent School District Texas
  • Abilene Independent School District
  • Academy Independent School District
  • Adrian Independent School District
  • Agua Dulce Independent School District
  • Alamo Heights Independent School District
  • Alba-Golden Independent School District
  • Albany Independent School District
  • Aldine Independent School District
  • Aledo Independent School District
  • Alice Independent School District
  • Alief Independent School District
  • Allen Independent School District
  • Alpine Independent School District
  • Alto Independent School District
  • Alvarado Independent School District
  • Alvin Independent School District
  • Alvord Independent School District
  • Amarillo Independent School District
  • Amherst Independent School District
  • Anahuac Independent School District
  • Anderson-Shiro Consolidated Independent School District
  • Andrews Independent School District
  • Angleton Independent School District
  • Anna Independent School District
  • Anson Independent School District
  • Anthony Independent School District
  • Anton Independent School District
  • Apple Springs Independent School District
  • Aquilla Independent School District
  • Aransas County Independent School District
  • Aransas Pass Independent School District
  • Archer City Independent School District
  • Argyle Independent School District
  • Arlington Independent School District
  • Arp Independent School District
  • Aspermont Independent School District
  • Athens Independent School District
  • Atlanta Independent School District
  • Aubrey Independent School District
  • Austin Independent School District
  • Austwell-Tivoli Independent School District
  • Avalon Independent School District
  • Avery Independent School District
  • Avinger Independent School District
  • Axtell Independent School District
  • Azle Independent School District

B

  • Baird Independent School District
  • Ballinger Independent School District
  • Balmorhea Independent School District
  • Bandera Independent School District
  • Bangs Independent School District
  • Banquete Independent School District
  • Barbers Hill Independent School District
  • Bartlett Independent School District
  • Bastrop Independent School District
  • Bay City Independent School District
  • Beaumont Independent School District
  • Beckville Independent School District
  • Beeville Independent School District
  • Bellevue Independent School District
  • Bells Independent School District
  • Bellville Independent School District
  • Belton Independent School District
  • Ben Bolt-Palito Blanco Independent School District
  • Benavides Independent School District
  • Benjamin Independent School District
  • Big Sandy Independent School District (Polk County)
  • Big Sandy Independent School District (Upshur County)
  • Big Spring Independent School District
  • Birdville Independent School District
  • Bishop Consolidated Independent School District
  • Blackwell Consolidated Independent School District
  • Blanco Independent School District
  • Bland Independent School District
  • Blanket Independent School District
  • Bloomburg Independent School District
  • Blooming Grove Independent School District
  • Bloomington Independent School District
  • Blue Ridge Independent School District
  • Bluff Dale Independent School District
  • Blum Independent School District
  • Boerne Independent School District
  • Boles Independent School District
  • Boling Independent School District
  • Bonham Independent School District
  • Booker Independent School District
  • Borden County Independent School District
  • Borger Independent School District
  • Bosqueville Independent School District
  • Bovina Independent School District
  • Bowie Independent School District
  • Boyd Independent School District
  • Boys Ranch Independent School District
  • Brackett Independent School District
  • Brady Independent School District
  • Brazos Independent School District
  • Brazosport Independent School District
  • Breckenridge Independent School District
  • Bremond Independent School District
  • Brenham Independent School District
  • Bridge City Independent School District
  • Bridgeport Independent School District
  • Broaddus Independent School District
  • Brock Independent School District
  • Bronte Independent School District
  • Brookeland Independent School District
  • Brookesmith Independent School District
  • Brooks County Independent School District
  • Brownfield Independent School District
  • Brownsboro Independent School District
  • Brownsville Independent School District
  • Brownwood Independent School District
  • Bruceville-Eddy Independent School District
  • Bryan Independent School District
  • Bryson Independent School District
  • Buckholts Independent School District
  • Buena Vista Independent School District
  • Buffalo Independent School District
  • Bullard Independent School District
  • Buna Independent School District
  • Burkburnett Independent School District
  • Burkeville Independent School District
  • Burleson Independent School District
  • Burnet Consolidated Independent School District
  • Burton Independent School District
  • Bushland Independent School District
  • Byers Independent School District
  • Bynum Independent School District

C

  • Caddo Mills Independent School District
  • Calallen Independent School District
  • Caldwell Independent School District
  • Calhoun County Independent School District
  • Callisburg Independent School District
  • Calvert Independent School District
  • Cameron Independent School District
  • Campbell Independent School District
  • Canadian Independent School District
  • Canton Independent School District
  • Canutillo Independent School District
  • Canyon Independent School District
  • Carlisle Independent School District
  • Carrizo Springs Consolidated Independent School District
  • Carroll Independent School District
  • Carrollton-Farmers Branch Independent School District
  • Carthage Independent School District
  • Castleberry Independent School District
  • Cayuga Independent School District
  • Cedar Hill Independent School District
  • Celeste Independent School District
  • Celina Independent School District
  • Center Independent School District
  • Center Point Independent School District
  • Centerville Independent School District (Leon County)
  • Centerville Independent School District (Trinity County)
  • Central Heights Independent School District
  • Central Independent School District
  • Channelview Independent School District
  • Channing Independent School District
  • Chapel Hill Independent School District (Smith County)
  • Chapel Hill Independent School District (Titus County)
  • Charlotte Independent School District
  • Cherokee Independent School District
  • Chester Independent School District
  • Chico Independent School District
  • Childress Independent School District
  • Chillicothe Independent School District
  • Chilton Independent School District
  • China Spring Independent School District
  • Chireno Independent School District
  • Chisum Independent School District
  • Christoval Independent School District
  • Cisco Independent School District
  • City View Independent School District
  • Clarendon Consolidated Independent School District
  • Clarksville Independent School District
  • Claude Independent School District
  • Clear Creek Independent School District
  • Cleburne Independent School District
  • Cleveland Independent School District
  • Clifton Independent School District
  • Clint Independent School District
  • Clyde Consolidated Independent School District
  • Coahoma Independent School District
  • Coldspring-Oakhurst Consolidated Independent School District
  • Coleman Independent School District
  • College Station Independent School District
  • Collinsville Independent School District
  • Colmesneil Independent School District
  • Colorado Independent School District
  • Columbia-Brazoria Independent School District
  • Columbus Independent School District
  • Comal Independent School District
  • Comanche Independent School District
  • Comfort Independent School District
  • Commerce Independent School District
  • Community Independent School District
  • Como-Pickton Consolidated Independent School District
  • Comstock Independent School District
  • Connally Independent School District
  • Conroe Independent School District
  • Coolidge Independent School District
  • Cooper Independent School District
  • Coppell Independent School District
  • Copperas Cove Independent School District
  • Corpus Christi Independent School District
  • Corrigan-Camden Independent School District
  • Corsicana Independent School District
  • Cotton Center Independent School District
  • Cotulla Independent School District
  • Coupland Independent School District
  • Covington Independent School District
  • Crandall Independent School District
  • Crane Independent School District
  • Cranfills Gap Independent School District
  • Crawford Independent School District
  • Crockett County Consolidated Common School District
  • Crockett Independent School District
  • Crosby Independent School District
  • Crosbyton Consolidated Independent School District
  • Cross Plains Independent School District
  • Cross Roads Independent School District
  • Crowell Independent School District
  • Crowley Independent School District
  • Crystal City Independent School District
  • Cuero Independent School District
  • Culberson County-Allamoore Independent School District
  • Cumby Independent School District
  • Cushing Independent School District
  • Cypress-Fairbanks Independent School District

D

  • Daingerfield-Lone Star Independent School District
  • Dalhart Independent School District
  • Dallas Independent School District
  • Damon Independent School District
  • Danbury Independent School District
  • Darrouzett Independent School District
  • Dawson Independent School District (Dawson County)
  • Dawson Independent School District (Navarro County)
  • Dayton Independent School District
  • De Leon Independent School District
  • Decatur Independent School District
  • Deer Park Independent School District
  • De Kalb Independent School District
  • Del Valle Independent School District
  • Dell City Independent School District
  • Denison Independent School District
  • Denton Independent School District
  • Denver City Independent School District
  • DeSoto Independent School District
  • Detroit Independent School District
  • Devers Independent School District
  • Devine Independent School District
  • Dew Independent School District
  • Deweyville Independent School District
  • D'Hanis Independent School District
  • Diboll Independent School District
  • Dickinson Independent School District
  • Dilley Independent School District
  • Dime Box Independent School District
  • Dimmitt Independent School District
  • Divide Independent School District
  • Dodd City Independent School District
  • Donna Independent School District
  • Doss Consolidated Common School District
  • Douglass Independent School District
  • Dripping Springs Independent School District
  • Driscoll Independent School District
  • Dublin Independent School District
  • Dumas Independent School District
  • Duncanville Independent School District

E

  • Eagle Mountain-Saginaw Independent School District
  • Eagle Pass Independent School District
  • Eanes Independent School District
  • Early Independent School District
  • East Bernard Independent School District
  • East Central Independent School District
  • East Chambers Independent School District
  • Eastland Independent School District
  • Ector County Independent School District
  • Edcouch-Elsa Independent School District
  • Eden Consolidated Independent School District
  • Edgewood Independent School District (Bexar County)
  • Edgewood Independent School District (Van Zandt County)
  • Edinburg Consolidated Independent School District
  • Edna Independent School District
  • El Campo Independent School District
  • El Paso Independent School District
  • Electra Independent School District
  • Elgin Independent School District
  • Elkhart Independent School District
  • Elysian Fields Independent School District
  • Ennis Independent School District
  • Era Independent School District
  • Etoile Independent School District
  • Eula Independent School District
  • Eustace Independent School District
  • Evadale Independent School District
  • Evant Independent School District
  • Everman Independent School District
  • Excelsior Independent School District
  • Ezzell Independent School District

F

  • Fabens Independent School District
  • Fairfield Independent School District
  • Falls City Independent School District
  • Fannindel Independent School District
  • Farmersville Independent School District
  • Farwell Independent School District
  • Fayetteville Independent School District
  • Ferris Independent School District
  • Flatonia Independent School District
  • Florence Independent School District
  • Floresville Independent School District
  • Flour Bluff Independent School District
  • Floydada Independent School District
  • Follett Independent School District
  • Forestburg Independent School District
  • Forney Independent School District
  • Forsan Independent School District
  • Fort Bend Independent School District
  • Fort Davis Independent School District
  • Fort Elliott Consolidated Independent School District
  • Fort Hancock Independent School District
  • Fort Sam Houston Independent School District
  • Fort Stockton Independent School District
  • Fort Worth Independent School District
  • Franklin Independent School District
  • Frankston Independent School District
  • Fredericksburg Independent School District
  • Freer Independent School District
  • Frenship Independent School District
  • Friendswood Independent School District
  • Friona Independent School District
  • Frisco Independent School District
  • Frost Independent School District
  • Fruitvale Independent School District

G

  • Gainesville Independent School District
  • Galena Park Independent School District
  • Galveston Independent School District
  • Ganado Independent School District
  • Garland Independent School District
  • Garner Independent School District
  • Garrison Independent School District
  • Gary Independent School District
  • Gatesville Independent School District
  • Gause Independent School District
  • George West Independent School District
  • Georgetown Independent School District
  • Gholson Independent School District
  • Giddings Independent School District
  • Gilmer Independent School District
  • Gladewater Independent School District
  • Glasscock County Independent School District
  • Glen Rose Independent School District
  • Godley Independent School District
  • Gold-Burg Independent School District
  • Goldthwaite Independent School District
  • Goliad Independent School District
  • Gonzales Independent School District
  • Goodrich Independent School District
  • Goose Creek Consolidated Independent School District
  • Gordon Independent School District
  • Gorman Independent School District
  • Grady Independent School District
  • Graford Independent School District
  • Graham Independent School District
  • Granbury Independent School District
  • Grand Prairie Independent School District
  • Grand Saline Independent School District
  • Grandfalls-Royalty Independent School District
  • Grandview Independent School District
  • Grandview-Hopkins Independent School District
  • Grape Creek-Pulliam Independent School District
  • Grapeland Independent School District
  • Grapevine-Colleyville Independent School District
  • Greenville Independent School District
  • Greenwood Independent School District
  • Gregory-Portland Independent School District
  • Groesbeck Independent School District
  • Groom Independent School District
  • Groveton Independent School District
  • Gruver Independent School District
  • Gunter Independent School District
  • Gustine Independent School District
  • Guthrie Common School District

H

  • Hale Center Independent School District
  • Hallettsville Independent School District
  • Hallsburg Independent School District
  • Hallsville Independent School District
  • Hamilton Independent School District
  • Hamlin Independent School District
  • Hamshire-Fannett Independent School District
  • Happy Independent School District
  • Hardin Independent School District
  • Hardin-Jefferson Independent School District
  • Harlandale Independent School District
  • Harleton Independent School District
  • Harlingen Consolidated Independent School District
  • Harmony Independent School District
  • Harper Independent School District
  • Harrold Independent School District
  • Hart Independent School District
  • Hartley Independent School District
  • Harts Bluff Independent School District
  • Haskell Consolidated Independent School District
  • Hawkins Independent School District
  • Hawley Independent School District
  • Hays Consolidated Independent School District
  • Hearne Independent School District
  • Hedley Independent School District
  • Hemphill Independent School District
  • Hempstead Independent School District
  • Henderson Independent School District
  • Henrietta Independent School District
  • Hereford Independent School District
  • Hermleigh Independent School District
  • Hico Independent School District
  • Hidalgo Independent School District
  • Higgins Independent School District
  • High Island Independent School District
  • Highland Independent School District
  • Highland Park Independent School District (Dallas County)
  • Highland Park Independent School District (Potter County)
  • Hillsboro Independent School District
  • Hitchcock Independent School District
  • Holland Independent School District
  • Holliday Independent School District
  • Hondo Independent School District
  • Honey Grove Independent School District
  • Hooks Independent School District
  • Houston Independent School District
  • Howe Independent School District
  • Hubbard Independent School District (Bowie County)
  • Hubbard Independent School District (Hill County)
  • Huckabay Independent School District
  • Hudson Independent School District
  • Huffman Independent School District
  • Hughes Springs Independent School District
  • Hull-Daisetta Independent School District
  • Humble Independent School District
  • Hunt Independent School District
  • Huntington Independent School District
  • Huntsville Independent School District
  • Hurst-Euless-Bedford Independent School District
  • Hutto Independent School District

I

  • Idalou Independent School District
  • Industrial Independent School District
  • Ingleside Independent School District
  • Ingram Independent School District
  • Iola Independent School District
  • Iowa Park Consolidated Independent School District
  • Ira Independent School District
  • Iraan-Sheffield Independent School District
  • Iredell Independent School District
  • Irion County Independent School District
  • Irving Independent School District
  • Italy Independent School District
  • Itasca Independent School District

J

  • Jacksboro Independent School District
  • Jacksonville Independent School District
  • Jarrell Independent School District
  • Jasper Independent School District
  • Jayton-Girard Independent School District
  • Jefferson Independent School District
  • Jim Hogg County Independent School District
  • Jim Ned Consolidated Independent School District
  • Joaquin Independent School District
  • Johnson City Independent School District
  • Jonesboro Independent School District
  • Joshua Independent School District
  • Jourdanton Independent School District
  • Judson Independent School District
  • Junction Independent School District

K

  • Karnack Independent School District
  • Karnes City Independent School District
  • Katy Independent School District
  • Kaufman Independent School District
  • Keene Independent School District
  • Keller Independent School District
  • Kelton Independent School District
  • Kemp Independent School District
  • Kendleton Independent School District
  • Kenedy County Wide Common School District
  • Kenedy Independent School District
  • Kennard Independent School District
  • Kennedale Independent School District
  • Kerens Independent School District
  • Kermit Independent School District
  • Kerrville Independent School District
  • Kilgore Independent School District
  • Killeen Independent School District
  • Kingsville Independent School District
  • KIPP Austin Public Schools
  • KIPP Dallas-Fort Worth Public Charter Schools
  • KIPP Houston Public Schools
  • KIPP San Antonio College Preparatory Public Schools
  • Kirbyville Consolidated Independent School District
  • Klein Independent School District
  • Klondike Independent School District
  • Knippa Independent School District
  • Knox City-O'Brien Consolidated Independent School District
  • Kopperl Independent School District
  • Kountze Independent School District
  • Kress Independent School District
  • Krum Independent School District

L

  • La Feria Independent School District
  • La Gloria Independent School District
  • La Grange Independent School District
  • La Joya Independent School District
  • La Marque Independent School District
  • La Porte Independent School District
  • La Poynor Independent School District
  • La Pryor Independent School District
  • La Vega Independent School District
  • La Vernia Independent School District
  • La Villa Independent School District
  • Lackland Independent School District
  • Lago Vista Independent School District
  • Lake Dallas Independent School District
  • Lake Travis Independent School District
  • Lake Worth Independent School District
  • Lamar Consolidated Independent School District
  • Lamesa Independent School District
  • Lampasas Independent School District
  • Lancaster Independent School District
  • Laneville Independent School District
  • Laredo Independent School District
  • Lasara Independent School District
  • Latexo Independent School District
  • Lazbuddie Independent School District
  • Leakey Independent School District
  • Leander Independent School District
  • Leary Independent School District
  • Lefors Independent School District
  • Leggett Independent School District
  • Leon Independent School District
  • Leonard Independent School District
  •  Levelland Independent School District
  • Leverett's Chapel Independent School District
  • Lewisville Independent School District
  • Lexington Independent School District
  • Liberty Hill Independent School District
  • Liberty Independent School District
  • Liberty-Eylau Independent School District
  • Lindale Independent School District
  • Linden-Kildare Consolidated Independent School District
  • Lindsay Independent School District
  • Lingleville Independent School District
  • Lipan Independent School District
  • Little Cypress-Mauriceville Consolidated Independent School District
  • Little Elm Independent School District
  • Littlefield Independent School District
  • Livingston Independent School District
  • Llano Independent School District
  • Lockhart Independent School District
  • Lockney Independent School District
  • Lohn Independent School District
  • Lometa Independent School District
  • London Independent School District
  • Lone Oak Independent School District
  • Longview Independent School District
  • Loop Independent School District
  • Loraine Independent School District
  • Lorena Independent School District
  • Lorenzo Independent School District
  • Los Fresnos Consolidated Independent School District
  • Louise Independent School District
  • Lovejoy Independent School District
  • Lovelady Independent School District
  • Lubbock Independent School District
  • Lubbock-Cooper Independent School District
  • Lueders-Avoca Independent School District
  • Lufkin Independent School District
  • Luling Independent School District
  • Lumberton Independent School District
  • Lyford Consolidated Independent School District
  • Lytle Independent School District

M

  • Mabank Independent School District
  • Madisonville Consolidated Independent School District
  • Magnolia Independent School District
  • Malakoff Independent School District
  • Malone Independent School District
  • Malta Independent School District
  • Manor Independent School District
  • Mansfield Independent School District
  • Marathon Independent School District
  • Marble Falls Independent School District
  • Marfa Independent School District
  • Marietta Independent School District
  • Marion Independent School District
  • Marlin Independent School District
  • Marshall Independent School District
  • Mart Independent School District
  • Martin's Mill Independent School District
  • Martinsville Independent School District
  • Mason Independent School District
  • Matagorda Independent School District
  • Mathis Independent School District
  • Maud Independent School District
  • May Independent School District
  • Maypearl Independent School District
  • McAllen Independent School District
  • McCamey Independent School District
  • McDade Independent School District
  • McGregor Independent School District
  • McKinney Independent School District
  • McLean Independent School District
  • McLeod Independent School District
  • McMullen County Independent School District
  • Meadow Independent School District
  • Medina Independent School District
  • Medina Valley Independent School District
  • Melissa Independent School District
  • Memphis Independent School District
  • Menard Independent School District
  • Mercedes Independent School District
  • Meridian Independent School District
  • Merkel Independent School District
  • Mesquite Independent School District
  • Mexia Independent School District
  • Meyersville Independent School District
  • Miami Independent School District
  • Midland Independent School District
  • Midlothian Independent School District
  • Midway Independent School District (Clay County)
  • Midway Independent School District (McLennan County)
  • Milano Independent School District
  • Mildred Independent School District
  • Miles Independent School District
  • Milford Independent School District
  • Miller Grove Independent School District
  • Millsap Independent School District
  • Mineola Independent School District
  • Mineral Wells Independent School District
  • Mission Consolidated Independent School District
  • Monahans-Wickett-Pyote Independent School District
  • Montague Independent School District
  • Monte Alto Independent School District
  • Montgomery Independent School District
  • Moody Independent School District
  • Moran Independent School District
  • Morgan Independent School District
  • Morgan Mill Independent School District
  • Morton Independent School District
  • Motley County Independent School District
  • Moulton Independent School District
  • Mount Calm Independent School District
  • Mount Enterprise Independent School District
  • Mount Pleasant Independent School District
  • Mount Vernon Independent School District
  • Muenster Independent School District
  • Muleshoe Independent School District
  • Mullin Independent School District
  • Mumford Independent School District
  • Munday Consolidated Independent School District
  • Murchison Independent School District

N

  • Nacogdoches Independent School District
  • Natalia Independent School District
  • Navarro Independent School District
  • Navasota Independent School District
  • Nazareth Independent School District
  • Neches Independent School District
  • Nederland Independent School District
  • Needville Independent School District
  • New Boston Independent School District
  • New Braunfels Independent School District
  • New Caney Independent School District
  • New Deal Independent School District
  • New Diana Independent School District
  • New Home Independent School District
  • New Summerfield Independent School District
  • New Waverly Independent School District
  • Newcastle Independent School District
  • Newton Independent School District
  • Nixon-Smiley Consolidated Independent School District
  • Nocona Independent School District
  • Nordheim Independent School District
  • Normangee Independent School District
  • North East Independent School District
  • North Forest Independent School District
  • North Hopkins Independent School District
  • North Lamar Independent School District
  • North Zulch Independent School District
  • Northside Independent School District (Bexar County)
  • Northside Independent School District (Wilbarger County)
  • Northwest Independent School District
  • Novice Independent School District
  • Nueces Canyon Consolidated Independent School District
  • Nursery Independent School District

O

  • Oakwood Independent School District
  • Odem-Edroy Independent School District
  • O'Donnell Independent School District
  • Oglesby Independent School District
  • Olfen Independent School District
  • Olney Independent School District
  • Olton Independent School District
  • Onalaska Independent School District
  • Orange Grove Independent School District
  • Orangefield Independent School District
  • Ore City Independent School District
  • Overton Independent School District

P

  • Paducah Independent School District
  • Paint Creek Independent School District
  • Paint Rock Independent School District
  • Palacios Independent School District
  • Palestine Independent School District
  • Palmer Independent School District
  • Palo Pinto Independent School District
  • Pampa Independent School District
  • Panhandle Independent School District
  • Panther Creek Consolidated Independent School District
  • Paradise Independent School District
  • Paris Independent School District
  • Pasadena Independent School District
  • Patton Springs Independent School District
  • Pawnee Independent School District
  • Pearland Independent School District
  • Pearsall Independent School District
  • Peaster Independent School District
  • Pecos-Barstow-Toyah Independent School District
  • Penelope Independent School District
  • Perrin-Whitt Consolidated Independent School District
  • Perryton Independent School District
  • Petersburg Independent School District
  • Petrolia Independent School District
  • Pettus Independent School District
  • Pewitt Consolidated Independent School District
  • Pflugerville Independent School District
  • Pharr-San Juan-Alamo Independent School District
  • Pilot Point Independent School District
  • Pine Tree Independent School District
  • Pittsburg Independent School District
  • Plains Independent School District
  • Plainview Independent School District
  • Plano Independent School District
  • Pleasant Grove Independent School District (Bowie County)
  • Pleasanton Independent School District
  • Plemons-Stinnett-Phillips Consolidated Independent School District
  • Point Isabel Independent School District
  • Ponder Independent School District
  • Poolville Independent School District
  • Port Aransas Independent School District
  • Port Arthur Independent School District
  • Port Neches-Groves Independent School District
  • Post Independent School District
  • Poteet Independent School District
  • Poth Independent School District
  • Pottsboro Independent School District
  • Prairie Lea Independent School District
  • Prairie Valley Independent School District
  • Prairiland Independent School District
  • Premont Independent School District
  • Presidio Independent School District
  • Priddy Independent School District
  • Princeton Independent School District
  • Pringle-Morse Consolidated Independent School District
  • Progreso Independent School District
  • Prosper Independent School District

Q

  • Quanah Independent School District
  • Queen City Independent School District
  • Quinlan Independent School District
  • Quitman Independent School District

R

  • Rains Independent School District
  • Ralls Independent School District
  • Ramirez Common School District
  • Randolph Field Independent School District
  • Ranger Independent School District
  • Rankin Independent School District
  • Raymondville Independent School District
  • Reagan County Independent School District
  • Red Lick Independent School District
  • Red Oak Independent School District
  • Redwater Independent School District
  • Refugio Independent School District
  • Ricardo Independent School District
  • Rice Consolidated Independent School District
  • Rice Independent School District
  • Richards Independent School District
  • Richardson Independent School District
  • Richland Springs Independent School District
  • Riesel Independent School District
  • Rio Grande City Consolidated Independent School District
  • Rio Hondo Independent School District
  • Rio Vista Independent School District
  • Rising Star Independent School District
  • River Road Independent School District
  • Rivercrest Independent School District
  • Riviera Independent School District
  • Robert Lee Independent School District
  • Robinson Independent School District
  • Robstown Independent School District
  • Roby Consolidated Independent School District
  • Rochelle Independent School District
  • Rockdale Independent School District
  • Rocksprings Independent School District
  • Rockwall Independent School District
  • Rogers Independent School District
  • Roma Independent School District
  • Roosevelt Independent School District
  • Ropes Independent School District
  • Roscoe Independent School District
  • Rosebud-Lott Independent School District
  • Rotan Independent School District
  • Round Rock Independent School District
  • Round Top-Carmine Independent School District
  • Roxton Independent School District
  • Royal Independent School District
  • Royse City Independent School District
  • Rule Independent School District
  • Runge Independent School District
  • Rusk Independent School District

S

  • S and S Consolidated Independent School District
  • Sabinal Independent School District
  • Sabine Independent School District
  • Sabine Pass Independent School District
  • Saint Jo Independent School District
  • Salado Independent School District
  • Saltillo Independent School District
  • Sam Rayburn Independent School District
  • Samnorwood Independent School District
  • San Angelo Independent School District
  • San Antonio Independent School District
  • San Augustine Independent School District
  • San Benito Consolidated Independent School District
  • San Diego Independent School District
  • San Elizario Independent School District
  • San Felipe Del Rio Consolidated Independent School District
  • San Isidro Independent School District
  • San Marcos Consolidated Independent School District
  • San Perlita Independent School District
  • San Saba Independent School District
  • San Vicente Independent School District
  • Sands Consolidated Independent School District
  • Sanford-Fritch Independent School District
  • Sanger Independent School District
  • Santa Anna Independent School District
  • Santa Fe Independent School District
  • Santa Gertrudis Independent School District
  • Santa Maria Independent School District
  • Santa Rosa Independent School District
  • Santo Independent School District
  • Savoy Independent School District
  •  Schertz-Cibolo-Universal City Independent School District
  • Schleicher County Independent School District
  • Schulenburg Independent School District
  • Scurry-Rosser Independent School District
  • Seagraves Independent School District
  • Sealy Independent School District
  • Seguin Independent School District
  • Seminole Independent School District
  • Seymour Independent School District
  • Shallowater Independent School District
  • Shamrock Independent School District
  • Sharyland Independent School District
  • Shelbyville Independent School District
  • Sheldon Independent School District
  • Shepherd Independent School District
  • Sherman Independent School District
  • Shiner Independent School District
  • Sidney Independent School District
  • Sierra Blanca Independent School District
  • Silsbee Independent School District
  • Silverton Independent School District
  • Simms Independent School District
  • Sinton Independent School District
  • Sivells Bend Independent School District
  • Skidmore-Tynan Independent School District
  • Slaton Independent School District
  • Slidell Independent School District
  • Slocum Independent School District
  • Smithville Independent School District
  • Smyer Independent School District
  • Snook Independent School District
  • Snyder Independent School District
  • Socorro Independent School District
  • Somerset Independent School District
  • Somerville Independent School District
  • Sonora Independent School District
  • South San Antonio Independent School District
  • South Texas Independent School District
  • Southland Independent School District
  • Southside Independent School District
  • Southwest Independent School District
  • Spearman Independent School District
  • Splendora Independent School District
  • Spring Branch Independent School District
  • Spring Creek Independent School District
  • Spring Hill Independent School District
  • Spring Independent School District
  • Springlake-Earth Independent School District
  • Springtown Independent School District
  • Spur Independent School District
  • Spurger Independent School District
  • Stafford Municipal School District
  • Stamford Independent School District
  • Stanton Independent School District
  • Star Independent School District
  • Stephenville Independent School District
  • Sterling City Independent School District
  • Stockdale Independent School District
  • Stratford Independent School District
  • Strawn Independent School District
  • Sudan Independent School District
  • Sulphur Bluff Independent School District
  • Sulphur Springs Independent School District
  • Sundown Independent School District
  • Sunnyvale Independent School District
  • Sunray Independent School District
  • Sweeny Independent School District
  • Sweet Home Independent School District
  • Sweetwater Independent School District

T

  • Taft Independent School District
  • Tahoka Independent School District
  • Tarkington Independent School District
  • Tatum Independent School District
  • Taylor Independent School District
  • Teague Independent School District
  • Temple Independent School District
  • Tenaha Independent School District
  • Terlingua Common School District
  • Terrell County Independent School District
  • Terrell Independent School District
  • Texarkana Independent School District
  • Texas City Independent School District
  • Texas College Preparatory Academies
  • Texhoma Independent School District
  • Texline Independent School District
  • Thorndale Independent School District
  • Thrall Independent School District
  • Three Rivers Independent School District
  • Three Way Independent School District
  • Throckmorton Independent School District
  • Tidehaven Independent School District
  • Timpson Independent School District
  • Tioga Independent School District
  • Tolar Independent School District
  • Tom Bean Independent School District
  • Tomball Independent School District
  • Tornillo Independent School District
  • Trent Independent School District
  • Trenton Independent School District
  • Trinidad Independent School District
  • Trinity Independent School District
  • Troup Independent School District
  • Troy Independent School District
  • Tulia Independent School District
  • Tuloso-Midway Independent School District
  • Turkey-Quitaque Independent School District
  • Tyler Independent School District

U

  • Union Grove Independent School District
  • Union Hill Independent School District
  • United Independent School District
  • Utopia Independent School District
  • Uvalde Consolidated Independent School District

V

  • Valentine Independent School District
  • Valley Mills Independent School District
  • Valley View Independent School District (Cooke County)
  • Valley View Independent School District (Hidalgo County)
  • Van Alstyne Independent School District
  • Van Independent School District
  • Van Vleck Independent School District
  • Vega Independent School District
  • Venus Independent School District
  • Veribest Independent School District
  • Vernon Independent School District
  • Victoria Independent School District
  • Vidor Independent School District
  • Vysehrad Independent School District

W

  • Waco Independent School District
  • Waelder Independent School District
  • Walcott Independent School District
  • Wall Independent School District
  • Waller Independent School District
  • Walnut Bend Independent School District
  • Walnut Springs Independent School District
  • Warren Independent School District
  • Waskom Independent School District
  • Water Valley Independent School District
  • Waxahachie Independent School District
  • Weatherford Independent School District
  • Webb Consolidated Independent School District
  • Weimar Independent School District
  • Wellington Independent School District
  • Wellman-Union Consolidated Independent School District
  • Wells Independent School District
  • Weslaco Independent School District
  • West Hardin County Consolidated Independent School District
  • West Independent School District
  • West Orange-Cove Consolidated Independent School District
  • West Oso Independent School District
  • West Rusk Independent School District
  • West Sabine Independent School District
  • Westbrook Independent School District
  • Westhoff Independent School District
  • Westphalia Independent School District
  • Westwood Independent School District
  • Wharton Independent School District
  • Wheeler Independent School District
  • White Deer Independent School District
  • White Oak Independent School District
  • White Settlement Independent School District
  • Whiteface Consolidated Independent School District
  • Whitehouse Independent School District
  • Whitesboro Independent School District
  • Whitewright Independent School District
  • Whitharral Independent School District
  • Whitney Independent School District
  • Wichita Falls Independent School District
  • Wildorado Independent School District
  • Willis Independent School District
  • Wills Point Independent School District
  • Wilson Independent School District
  • Wimberley Independent School District
  • Windthorst Independent School District
  • Winfield Independent School District
  • Wink-Loving Independent School District
  • Winnsboro Independent School District
  • Winona Independent School District
  • Winters Independent School District
  • Woden Independent School District
  • Wolfe City Independent School District
  • Woodsboro Independent School District
  • Woodson Independent School District
  • Woodville Independent School District
  • Wortham Independent School District
  • Wylie Independent School District (Collin County)
  • Wylie Independent School District (Taylor County)

Y

  • Yantis Independent School District
  • Yoakum Independent School District
  • Yorktown Independent School District
  • Ysleta Independent School District

Z

  • Zapata County Independent School District
  • Zavalla Independent School District
  • Zephyr Independent School District

It is critical to make certain academic misconduct charges at your child's Texas high school are handled properly and that the accused student's interests and rights are protected from as early as possible during the investigative and disciplinary process.  One reason, among many, is because even at high schools where a finding of responsibility for academic misconduct is made at a hearing, the investigation will set the stage for what the hearing panel is provided prior to a hearing (and what the hearing panel will in large part rely on at a hearing), and at high schools where the finding of responsibility is made solely through the investigative process, what takes place during the investigation itself will determine whether the accused student is found responsible or not responsible for academic misconduct.

Unfortunately, some parents make the mistake of not taking the necessary precautions as soon as possible when their child is accused of academic misconduct.  Some people will mistakenly believe that if they "just explain what happened," their school will be fair and impartial and will arrive at the truth.  In a perfect world this may be the case, but in a perfect world, being called to answer for alleged academic misconduct would not exist.

Fighting passionately for the future of his clients at schools throughout the nation for many years, Joseph D. Lento knows how important it is to mount the strongest defense because he understands that an accused high school student's academic future is on the line. He does not settle for the easiest outcome, and instead prioritizes his clients' needs and well-being. Joseph Lento is a licensed attorney in Pennsylvania, New Jersey, and New York, is admitted as an attorney pro hac vice in state and federal court if needed when representing clients nationwide, and serves as an academic misconduct advisor to high school students facing investigations and disciplinary cases in Texas and throughout the nation. Make certain your or your student's interests are protected - Contact National High School Academic Misconduct Defense Attorney Joseph D. Lento today at 888-535-3686.

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