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

When a high school student in Ohio 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 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 used 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.

Ohio 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

  • Ada Exempted Village School District
  • Adams County/Ohio Valley School District
  • Adena Local School District
  • Akron Public Schools
  • Alexander Local School District
  • Allen East Local School District
  • Alliance City School District
  • Amanda-Clearcreek Local School District
  • Amherst Exempted Village School District
  • Anna Local School District
  • Ansonia Local School District
  • Anthony Wayne Local School District
  • Apollo Joint Vocational School District
  • Arcadia Local Schools
  • Arcanum-Butler Local School District
  • Archbold Area Local School District
  • Arlington Local Schools
  • Ashland City School District
  • Ashtabula Area City School District
  • Ashtabula County Joint Vocational School District
  • Athens City School District
  • Aurora City School District
  • Austintown Local School District
  • Avon Lake City School District
  • Avon Local School District
  • Ayersville Local School District

B

  • Barberton City School District
  • Barnesville Exempted Village School District
  • Batavia Local School District
  • Bath Local Schools
  • Bay Village School District
  • Beachwood City School District
  • Beaver Local School District
  • Beavercreek City School District
  • Bedford City School District
  • Bellaire Local School District
  • Bellefontaine City School District
  • Bellevue City School District
  • Belpre City School District
  • Benjamin Logan Local School District
  • Benton-Carroll-Salem Local School District
  • Berea City School District
  • Berkshire Local School District
  • Berlin-Milan Local School District
  • Berne Union Local School District
  • Bethel Local School District
  • Bettsville Local School District
  • Bexley City School District
  • Big Walnut Local School District
  • Black River Local School District
  • Blanchester City School District
  • Bloom-Carroll Local School District
  • Bloom-Vernon Local School District
  • Bluffton Exempted Village School District
  • Boardman Local School District
  • Botkins Local School District
  • Bowling Green City School District
  • Bradford Exempted Village School District
  • Brecksville-Broadview Heights City School District
  • Bridgeport Exempted Village School District
  • Bright Local School District
  • Bristol Local School District
  • Brooklyn City School District
  • Brookville Local School District
  • Brown Local School District
  • Brunswick City School District
  • Bryan City School District
  • Buckeye Central Local School District
  • Buckeye Local School District
  • Buckeye Local School District
  • Buckeye Local School District
  • Buckeye Valley Local School District
  • Bucyrus City School District

C

  • Caldwell Exempted Village School District
  • Cambridge City School District
  • Campbell City School District
  • Canal Winchester Local School District
  • Canfield Local School District
  • Canton City Schools
  • Canton Local School District
  • Cardinal Local School District
  • Cardington-Lincoln Local School District
  • Carey Exempted Village School District
  • Carlisle Local School District
  • Carrollton Exempted Village School District
  • Cedar Cliff Local School District
  • Celina City School District
  • Centerburg Local School District
  • Centerville City School School District
  • Central Local School District
  • Chagrin Falls Village Exempted School District
  • Champion Local School District
  • Chardon Local School District
  • Chesapeake-Union Exempted Village School District
  • Chillicothe City School District
  • Chippewa Local School District
  • Cincinnati Public Schools
  • Circleville City School District
  • Clark-Shawnee Local School District
  • Clay Local School District
  • Claymont Local School District
  • Clear Fork Valley Local School District
  • Clearview Local School District
  • Clermont Northeastern Local School District
  • Cleveland Heights-University Heights School District
  • Cleveland Metropolitan School District
  • Clinton-Massie Local School District
  • Cloverleaf Local School District
  • Clyde-Green Spring Exempted Village School District
  • Coldwater Exempted Village School District
  • Colonel Crawford Local School District
  • Columbia Local School District
  • Columbiana Exempted Village School District
  • Columbus City Schools, Columbus
  • Columbus Grove Local School District
  • Conneaut Area City School District
  • Conotton Valley Union Local School District
  • Continential Local School District
  • Copley-Fairlawn Local School District
  • Cory-Rawson Local Schools
  • Coshocton School District
  • Coventry Local School District
  • Covington Exempted Village School District
  • Crestline Exempted Village School District
  • Crestview Local School District
  • Crestview Local School District
  • Crestview Local School District
  • Crestwood Local School District
  • Crooksville Exempted Village Schools
  • Cuyahoga Falls City School District
  • Cuyahoga Heights School District

D

  • Dalton Local School District
  • Danbury Local School District
  • Danville Local School District
  • Dawson-Bryant Local School District
  • Dayton Public Schools
  • Deer Park Community City School District
  • Defiance City School District
  • Delaware City Local School District
  • Delphos City School District
  • Dover City School District
  • Dublin City SchoolS

E

  • East Cleveland City School District
  • East Clinton Local School District
  • East Guernsey Local School District
  • East Holmes Local School District
  • East Knox Local School District
  • East Liverpool City School District
  • East Muskingum Local School District
  • East Palestine City School District
  • Eastern Local School District
  • Eastern Local School District
  • Eastern Local School District
  • Eastwood Local School District
  • Eaton City School District
  • Edgerton Local School District
  • Edgewood Local School District
  • Edison Local School District
  • Edon-Northwest Local School District
  • Elgin Local School District
  • Elida Local School District
  • Elmwood Local School District
  • Elyria City School District
  • Euclid City School District
  • Evergreen Local School District

F

  • Fairbanks Local School District
  • Fairborn City School District
  • Fairfield City School District
  • Fairfield Local School District
  • Fairfield Union Local School District
  • Fairland Local School District
  • Fairlawn Local School District
  • Fairless Local School District
  • Fairport Harbor Exempted Village School District
  • Fairview Park City School District
  • Fayetteville-Perry Local School District
  • Federal Hocking Local School District
  • Field Local School District
  • Findlay City School District
  • Finneytown Local School District
  • Firelands Local School District
  • Forest Hills School District
  • Fort Frye Local School District
  • Fort Jennings Local School District
  • Fort Loramie Local School District
  • Fort Recovery Local School District
  • Fostoria City School District
  • Franklin City School District
  • Franklin Local School District
  • Franklin-Monroe Local School District
  • Fredericktown Local School District
  • Fremont City School District
  • Frontier Local School District

G

  • Gahanna-Jefferson City School District
  • Galion City School District
  • Garaway Local School District
  • Garfield Heights City School District
  • Geneva Area City School District
  • Genoa Area Local School District
  • Georgetown Exempted Village School District
  • Gibsonburg Exempted Village School District
  • Girard City School District
  • Gorham Fayette Local School District
  • Goshen Local School District
  • Graham Local School District
  • Grand Valley Local School District
  • Grandview Heights City School District
  • Granville Exempted Village School District
  • Green Local School District
  • Greeneview Local School District
  • Greenfield Exempted Village School District
  • Greenon Local School District
  • Greenville City School District
  • Groveport-Madison Local School District

H

  • Hamilton City School District
  • Hamilton Local School District
  • Hardin Northern Local School District
  • Hardin-Houston Local School District
  • Harrison Hills City School District
  • Heath City School District
  • Hicksville Exempted Village School District
  • Highland Local School District
  • Hilliard City Schools
  • Hillsboro City School District
  • Hillsdale Local School District
  • Holgate Local School District
  • Hopewell-Loudon Local School District
  • Hubbard Exempted Village School District
  • Hudson City School District
  • Hueber Heights City School District
  • Huntington Local School District
  • Huron City School District

I

  • Independence City School District
  • Indian Creek Local School District
  • Indian Hill Exempted Village School District
  • Indian Lake Local School District
  • Indian Valley Local School District
  • Ironton City School District

J

  • Jackson Center Local School District
  • Jackson City School District
  • Jackson Local School District
  • Jackson-Milton Local School District
  • James A. Garfield Local School District
  • Jefferson Area Local School District
  • Jefferson Local School District
  • Jefferson Township Local School District
  • Johnstown-Monroe Local School District
  • Jonathan Alder Local School District

K

  • Kalida Local School District
  • Kelleys Island Local School District
  • Kenston Local School District
  • Kent City School District
  • Kenton City School District
  • Kettering City School District
  • Keystone Local School District
  • Kings Local School District
  • Kirtland Local School District

L

  • Lake Local School District
  • Lakeview Local School District
  • Lakewood City School District
  • Lakewood Local School District
  • Lakota Local Schools
  • Lakota Local School District
  • Lancaster City School District
  • Lebanon City School District
  • Ledgemont Local School District
  • Leetonia Exempted Village School District
  • Leipsic Local School District
  • Lexington Local School District
  • Liberty Center Local School District
  • Liberty Local School District
  • Liberty Union Local School District
  • Liberty-Benton Local School District
  • Licking Heights Local School District
  • Licking Valley Local School District
  • Lima City School District
  • Lincolnview Local School District
  • Lison Exempted Village School District
  • Little Miami Local School District
  • Lockland City School District
  • Logan Elm Local School District
  • Logan-Hocking Local School District
  • London City School District
  • Lorain City School District
  • Loudonville-Perrysville Exempted Village School District
  • Louisville City School District
  • Loveland City School District
  • Lowellville Local School Disrtrict
  • Lucas Local School District
  • Lynchburg-Clay Local School District

M

  • Mad River Local School District
  • Madeira City School District
  • Madison Local School District
  • Madison-Plains Local School District
  • Manchester Local School District
  • Mansfield City School District
  • Maple Heights City School District
  • Maple Local School District
  • Maplewood Local School District
  • Margaretta Local School District
  • Mariemont City School District
  • Marion City School District
  • Marion Local School District
  • Marlington Local School District
  • Martin's Ferry City School District
  • Marysville Exempted Village School District
  • Mason City School District
  • Massillon City School District
  • Maumee City School District
  • Mayfield City School District
  • Maysville Local School District
  • McComb Local School District
  • Mechanicsburg Exempted Village School District
  • Medina City School District
  • Meigs Local School District
  • Mentor Exempted Village School District
  • Miami East Local School District
  • Miami Trace Local School District
  • Miamisburg City School District
  • Middle Bass Local School District
  • Middletown City School District
  • Midview Local School District
  • Milford Exempted Village School District
  • Millcreek-West Unity Local School District
  • Miller City-New Cleveland Local School District
  • Milton-Union Exempted Village School District
  • Minerva Local School District
  • Minford Local School District
  • Minster Local School District
  • Mississiwana Valley Local School District
  • Mogadore Local School District
  • Mohawk Local School District
  • Monroe Local School District
  • Monroeville Local School District
  • Montpelier Exempted Village School District
  • Morgan Local School District
  • Mount Gilead Exempted Village School District
  • Mount Healthy City School District
  • Mount Vernon City School District

N

  • Napoleon City School District
  • National Trail Local School District
  • Nelsonville-York City School District
  • New Albany-Plain Local School District
  • New Boston Local School District
  • New Bremen Local School District
  • New Knoxville Local School District
  • New Lebanon Local School District
  • New Lexington City School District
  • New London Local School District
  • New Miami Local School District
  • New Philadelphia City School District
  • New Richmond Local School District
  • New Riegel Local School District
  • Newark City School District
  • Newbury Local School District
  • Newcomerstown Exempted Village School District
  • Newton Falls City School District
  • Newton Local School District
  • Niles City School District
  • Noble Local School District
  • Nordonia Hills City School District
  • North Baltimore Local School District
  • North Bass Local School District
  • North Canton City School District
  • North Central Local School District
  • North College Hill City School District
  • North Fork Local School District
  • North Olmsted City School District
  • North Ridgeville City School District
  • North Union Local School District
  • Northeastern Local School District
  • Northern Local School District
  • Northmont City School District
  • Northmor Local School District
  • Northridge Local School District
  • Northwest Local School District
  • Northwestern Local School District
  • Northwood Local School District
  • Norton City School District
  • Norwalk City School District
  • Norwood City School District

O

  • Oak Hill Union Local School District
  • Oak Hills Local School District
  • Oakwood City School District
  • Oberlin City School District
  • Old Fort Local School District
  • Olentangy Local School District
  • Olmsted Falls City School District
  • Ontario Local School District
  • Orange High School
  • Oregon City School District
  • Orrville City School District
  • Osnaburg Local School District
  • Otsego Local School District
  • Ottawa Hills Local School District
  • Ottawa-Glandorf Local School District
  • Ottoville Local School District

P

  • Painesville City Local School District
  • Painesville Township Local School District
  • Paint Valley Local School District
  • Pandora-Gilboa Local School District
  • Parkway Local School District
  • Parma City School District
  • Patrick Henry Local School District
  • Perkins Local School District
  • Perry Local School District
  • Perrysburg Exempted Village School District
  • Pettisville Local School District
  • Pickerington Local School District
  • Pike-Delta-York Local School District
  • Piqua City School District
  • Plain Local School District
  • Pleasant Local School District
  • Plymouth-Shiloh Local School District
  • Poland Local School District
  • Port Clinton City School District
  • Portsmouth City School District
  • Preble Shawnee Local School District
  • Princeton City School District
  • Put-in-Bay Local School District
  • Pymatuning Valley Local School District

R

  • Ravenna School District
  • Reading Community City School District
  • Revere Local School District
  • Reynoldsburg City School District
  • Richmond Heights City School District
  • Ridgedale Local School District
  • Ridgemont Local School District
  • Ridgewood Local School District
  • Ripley Union Lewis Huntington Local School District
  • Rittman Exempted Village School District
  • River Valley Local School District
  • River View Local School District
  • Riverdale Local School District
  • Riverside Local School District
  • Rock Hill Local School District
  • Rocky River City School District
  • Rolling Hills Local School District
  • Rootstown Local School District
  • Ross Local School District
  • Rossford Exempted Village School District
  • Russia Local School District

S

  • Sandusky City School District
  • Sandy Valley Local School District
  • Scioto Valley Local School District
  • Sebring Local School Disrtrict
  • Seneca East Local School District
  • Shadyside Local School District
  • Shaker Heights City School District
  • Shawnee Local School District
  • Sheffield-Sheffield Lake City Schools
  • Shelby City School District
  • Sidney City School District
  • Solon City School District
  • South Central Local School District
  • South Euclid-Lyndhurst City School District
  • South Point Local School District
  • South Range Local School District
  • Southeast Local School District
  • Southeastern Local School District
  • Southern Local School District
  • Southwest Licking Local School District
  • Southwest Local School District
  • South-Western City Schools
  • Spencerville Local School District
  • Springboro Community City School District
  • Springfield City School District
  • Springfield Local School District
  • Bernard-Elmwood Place City School District
  • Clairsville-Richland City School District
  • Henry Consolidated Local School District
  • Marys City School District
  • Salem City School District
  • Steubenville City School District
  • Stow-Munroe Falls City School District
  • Strasburg-Franklin Local School District
  • Streetsboro City School District
  • Strongsville City School District
  • Struthers City School District
  • Stryker Local School District
  • Sugarcreek Local School District
  • Swanton Local School District
  • Switzerland of Ohio Local School District
  • Sycamore Community School District
  • Sylvania City School District
  • Symmes Valley Local School District

T

  • Talawanda City School District
  • Tallmadge City School District
  • Teays Valley Local School District
  • Tecumseh Local School District
  • Three Rivers Local School District
  • Tiffin City School District
  • Tipp City Exempted Village School District
  • Toledo Public Schools
  • Toronto City School District
  • Tri-County North Local School District
  • Tri-Valley Local School District
  • Tri-Village Local School District
  • Triad Local School District
  • Trimble Local School District
  • Triway Local School District
  • Trotwood-Madison City School District
  • Troy City School District
  • Tuscarawas Valley Local School District
  • Tuslaw Local School District
  • Twin Valley Community Local School District
  • Twinsburg City School District

U

  • Union County College Corner Joint School District
  • Union Local School District
  • Union-Scioto Local School District
  • United Local School District
  • Upper Arlington City School District
  • Upper Sandusky Exempted Village School District
  • Upper Scioto Valley Local School District
  • Urbana City School District

V

  • Valley Local School District
  • Valley View Local School District
  • Van Buren Local School District
  • Van Wert City School District
  • Vandalia-Butler City School District
  • Vanlue Local School District
  • Vermilion Local School District
  • Versailles Exempted Village School District
  • Vinton County Local School District

W

  • Wadsworth City School District
  • Walnut Township Local School District
  • Wapakoneta City School District
  • Warren City School District
  • Warren Local School District
  • Warrensville Heights City School District
  • Washington Court House City School District
  • Washington Local School District
  • Washington-Nile Local School District
  • Waterloo Local School District
  • Wauseon Exempted Village School District
  • Waverly City School District
  • Wayne Local School District
  • Waynesfield-Goshen Local School District
  • Wellington Exempted Village School District
  • Wellston City School District
  • Wellsville Local School District
  • West Branch Local School District
  • West Carrollton City School District
  • West Clermont Local School District
  • West Geauga County Local School District
  • West Holmes Local School District
  • West Liberty-Salem Local School District
  • West Muskingum Local School District
  • Western Brown Local School District
  • Western Local School District
  • Western Reserve Local School District
  • Westerville City School District
  • Westfall Local School District
  • Westlake City School District
  • Wheelersburg Local School District
  • Whitehall City School District
  • Wickliffe City School District
  • Willard City School District
  • Williamsburg Local School District
  • Willoughby-Eastlake City School District
  • Wilmington City School District
  • Windham Exempted Village School District
  • Winton Woods City School District
  • Wolf Creek Local School District
  • Woodmore Local School District
  • Wooster City School District
  • Worthington Schools
  • Wynford Local School District
  • Wyoming City School District

X

  • Xenia Community City School District

Y

  • Yellow Springs Exempted Village School District
  • Youngstown City School District

Z

  • Zane Trace Local School District
  • Zanesville City School District

It is critical to make certain academic misconduct charges at your child's Ohio 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 Ohio 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 or by completing our online form.

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