Appeal from Dismissal

Tuloso Midway High School Chapter
National Honor Society
Appeal from Dismissal Process

According to the Official NHS Constitution provided to each district chapter, the Faculty Council, in compliance with the rules and regulations of the National Honor Society, shall determine the procedure for denial of admittance and/or dismissal from NHS.

The follow procedure has been agreed upon by the Faculty Council for an appeal process following the notification of pending dismissal from the organization:

  1. Members who fall below the standards that were the basis for their selection shall be promptly warned in writing by the chapter advisor and given a reasonable amount of time to correct the deficiency, except in the case of flagrant violation of school rules or the law, members do not have to be warned.
  2. In all cases of pending dismissal, a member shall have a right to a hearing before the Faculty Council.
  3. Once a hearing has been scheduled, the advisor will immediately notify the principal and the Faculty Council. The member may request to be present during the hearing or may simply request that materials or written statements be reviewed.
  4. During the dismissal hearing, the Faculty Council will review all necessary documents, hear testimony if warranted, and ask questions if warranted. All information gathered during this hearing will be reviewed carefully before final decision is delivered to principal. For purposes of dismissal, a majority vote of the Faculty Council is required. The advisor does not vote.
  5. Once a dismissal decision has been obtained, member will be notified either in writing or via documented telephone conversation as per member/parent request. Members and parents will be notified in a timely manner.
  6. A member who has been dismissed may appeal the decision of the Faculty Council to the principal and thereafter under the same rules for disciplinary appeals in the school district.
  7. NASSP shall hear no appeals in dismissal cases.
  8. Members who resign or are dismissed are never again eligible for membership or its benefits.

Updated and Adopted for 2011-2012 School Year