What should I do if my high school student is accused of academic misconduct in Kansas? VIDEO

When a high school student in Kansas is accused of academic misconduct, it can have a dramatic effect on your child's ability to attend the college or university of their choice. Academic misconduct charges can include cheating on an exam, using unauthorized internet resources, plagiarism, cheating on College Board assessments, the SAT, SAT subject matter exams, AP exams. It is crucial that your high school student is afforded their due process rights, that the charges are clearly defined, that the process to investigate the charges is fair, and that any resolution or sanction is proportionate and appropriate to the offense.

In particular, interacting with the College Board requires a detailed understanding of the process to achieve the best possible outcome. The College Board takes misconduct extremely seriously and often acts with a heavy hand in imposing sanctions.

An experienced attorney advisor will be your high school student's best ally to defend against academic misconduct charges, and they should be involved from as early as possible in the case.

Kansas 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

  • Abilene USD 435
  • Alma USD 329
  • Altoona-Midway USD 387
  • Andover USD 385
  • Anthony-Harper USD 361
  • Arkansas City USD 470
  • Ashland USD 220
  • Atchison USD 409
  • Atchison County Community USD 377
  • Attica USD 511
  • Auburn-Washburn USD 437
  • Augusta USD 402
  • Axtell USD 488

B

  • B & B USD 451
  • Baldwin City USD 348
  • Barber County North USD 254
  • Barnes USD 223
  • Basehor-Linwood USD 458
  • Baxter Springs USD 508
  • Bazine USD 304
  • Belle Plaine USD 357
  • Belleville USD 109
  • Beloit USD 273
  • Blue Valley Unified School District 229
  • Blue Valley USD 384
  • Bluestem USD 205
  • Bonner Springs USD 204
  • Brewster USD 314
  • Brown County USD 430
  • Bucklin USD 459
  • Buhler USD 313
  • Burlingame USD 454
  • Burlington USD 244
  • Burrton USD 369

C

  • Caldwell USD 360
  • Caney Valley USD 436
  • Canton-Galva USD 419
  • Cedar Vale USD 285
  • Central Heights USD 288
  • Central USD 462
  • Centre USD 397, Kansas|Centre High School| Centre USD 397
  • Chanute Public Schools USD 413
  • Chapman USD 473
  • Chase County USD 284
  • Chautauqua USD 286
  • Cheney USD 268
  • Cherokee USD 247
  • Cherryvale-Thayer USD 447
  • Chetopa-St.Paul USD 505
  • Cheylin USD 103
  • Cimarron-Ensign USD 102
  • Circle USD 375
  • Claflin USD 354
  •  Clay County USD 379
  • Clearwater USD 264
  • Clifton-Clyde USD 224
  • Coffeyville USD 445
  • Colby USD 315
  • Columbus USD 493
  • Comanche County USD 300
  • Concordia USD 333
  • Conway Springs USD 356
  • Copeland USD 476
  • Crest USD 479
  • Cunningham USD 332

D

  • De Soto School District USD 232
  • Deerfield USD 216
  • Derby USD 260
  • Dexter USD 471
  • Dighton USD 482
  • Dodge City USD 443
  • Douglass USD 396
  • Durham Hillsboro USD 410

E

  • Easton USD 449
  • El Dorado USD 490
  • Elk Valley USD 283
  • Elkhart USD 218
  • Ell-Saline USD 307
  • Ellinwood USD 355
  • Ellis USD 388
  • Ellsworth USD 327
  • Elwood USD 486
  • Emporia USD 253
  • Erie-Galesburg USD 101
  • Eudora USD 491
  • Eureka USD 389

F

  • Fairfield USD 310
  • Flinthills USD 492
  • Fort Larned USD 495
  • Fort Leavenworth USD 207
  • Fort Scott USD 234
  • Fowler USD 225
  • Fredonia USD 484
  • Frontenac USD 249

G

  • Galena USD 499
  • Garden City USD 457
  • Gardner-Edgerton USD 231
  • Garnett USD 365
  • Girard USD 248
  • Goessel USD 411
  • Goddard USD 265
  • Golden Plains USD 316
  • Goodland USD 352
  • Grainfield USD 292
  • Great Bend USD 428
  • Greeley County USD 200
  • Greensburg USD 422
  • Grinnell USD 291

H

  • Halstead USD 440
  • Hamilton USD 390
  • Hanston USD 228
  • Haven USD 312
  • Haviland USD 474
  • Hays USD 489
  • Haysville USD 261
  • Healy USD 468
  • Herington USD 487
  • Hesston USD 460
  • Hiawatha USD 415
  • Highland USD 425
  • Hill City USD 281
  • Hillcrest USD 190
  • Hillsboro USD 410
  • Hoisington USD 431
  • Holcomb USD 363
  • Holton USD 336
  • Hoxie USD 412
  • Hugoton USD 210
  • Humboldt USD 258
  • Hutchinson USD 308

I

  • Independence USD 446
  • Ingalls USD 477
  • Inman USD 448
  • Iola USD 257

J

  • Jayhawk USD 346
  • Jefferson County North USD 339
  • Jefferson West USD 340
  • Jetmore USD 227
  • Jewell USD 279
  • Junction City USD 475

K

  • Kansas City Kansas Public Schools
  • Kaw Valley School District USD 321
  • Kingman USD 331
  • Kinsley-Offerle USD 347
  • Kismet-Plains USD 483

L

  • Labette County USD 506
  • LaCrosse USD 395
  • Lakin USD 215
  • Lansing USD 469
  • Lawrence Public Schools
  • Leavenworth USD 453
  • Lebo-Waverly USD 243
  • Leoti USD 467
  • Leroy-Gridley USD 245
  • Lewis USD 502
  • Liberal USD 480
  • Lincoln USD 298
  • Little River USD 444
  • Logan USD 326
  • Lorraine (Quivira Heights) USD 328
  • Louisburg USD 416
  • Lyndon USD 421
  • Lyons USD 405

M

  • Macksville USD 351
  • Madison-Virgil USD 386
  • Maize USD 266
  • Manhattan USD 383
  • Mankato USD 278
  • Marais des Cygnes Valley USD 456
  • Marion USD 408
  • Marmaton Valley USD 256
  • Marysville USD 364
  • McLouth USD 342
  • McPherson USD 418
  • Meade USD 226
  • Midway USD 433
  • Mill Creek Valley USD 329
  • Minneola USD 219
  • Mission Valley USD 330
  • Montezuma (South Gray) USD 371
  • Morris County USD 417
  • Moscow USD 209
  • Moundridge USD 423
  • Mullinville USD 424
  • Mulvane USD 263

N

  • Nemaha Valley USD 442
  • Neodesha USD 461
  • Nes Tre La Go USD 301
  • Ness City USD 303
  • Newton USD 373
  • Nickerson USD 309
  • North Central USD 221
  • North Jackson USD 335
  • North Lyon County USD 251
  • North Ottawa County USD 239
  • Northeast USD 246
  • Northern Valley USD 212
  • Norton USD 211

O

  • Oakley USD 274
  • Oberlin USD 294
  • Olathe School District USD 233
  • Onaga USD 322
  • Osage City USD 420
  • Osawatomie USD 367
  • Osborne USD 392
  • Oskaloosa USD 341
  • Oswego USD 504
  • Otis-Bison USD 403
  • Ottawa USD 290
  • Oxford USD 358

P

  • Palco USD 269
  • Paola USD 368
  • Paradise USD 399
  • Parsons USD 503
  • Pawnee Heights USD 496
  • Peabody-Burns USD 398
  • Perry USD 343
  • Phillipsburg USD 325
  • Pike Valley USD 426
  • Piper USD 203
  • Pittsburg USD 250
  • Plainville USD 270
  • Pleasanton USD 344
  • Prairie Heights USD 295
  • Prairie View USD 362
  • Pratt USD 382
  • Pretty Prairie USD 311

Q

  • Quinter USD 293

R

  • Rawlins County USD 105
  • Remington USD 206
  • Renwick USD 267
  • Republic County USD 109
  • Riley County USD 378
  • Riverton USD 404
  • Rock Creek Schools USD 323
  • Rock Hills USD 107
  • Rolla USD 217
  • Rose Hill USD 394
  • Royal Valley USD 337
  • Rural Vista USD 481
  • Russell USD 407

S

  • Sabetha Wetmore USD 441
  • Saint John-Hudson USD 350
  • Salina USD 305
  • Santa Fe Trail USD 434
  • Satanta USD 507
  • Scott County USD 466
  • Seaman USD 345
  • Shawnee Heights USD 450
  • Silver Lake USD 372
  • Sedgwick Public Schools USD 439
  • Shawnee Mission School District
  • Skyline USD 438
  • Smith Center USD 237
  • Smokey Valley USD 400
  • Smoky Hill USD 302
  • Solomon USD 393
  • South Barber County USD 255
  • South Haven USD 509
  • Southeast of Saline USD 306
  • Southern Cloud County USD 334
  • Southern Lyon County USD 252
  • Spearville USD 381
  • Spring Hill USD 230
  • Francis Schools USD 297
  • Stanton County USD 452
  • Sterling USD 376
  • Stockton USD 271
  • Stafford USD 349
  • Sublette USD 374
  • Sylvan Grove USD 299
  • Syracuse USD 494

T

  • Thunder Ridge USD 110
  • Tonganoxie USD 464
  • Topeka Public Schools
  • Triplains USD 275
  • Troy USD 429
  • Turner USD 202
  • Twin Valley USD 240

U

  • Udall USD 463
  • Ulysses USD 214
  • Uniontown USD 235

V

  • Valley Center USD 262
  • Valley Falls USD 338
  • Valley Heights USD 498
  • Vermillion USD 380
  • Victoria USD 432

W

  • Wabaunsee East USD 330
  • Waconda USD 272
  • WaKeeney USD 208
  • Wallace USD 241
  • Wamego USD 320
  • Washington County USD 108
  • Wathena USD 406
  • Wellsville USD 289
  • Wellington USD 353
  • Weskan USD 242
  • West Franklin USD 287
  • West Smith County USD 238
  • West Solomon USD 213
  • Western Plains USD 106
  • White Rock USD 104
  • Wichita Public Schools
  • Winfield USD 465
  • Woodson USD 366

It is critical to make certain academic misconduct charges at your child's Kansas 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 Kansas 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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