Letter of Intent Parkview MCJROTC 

UNITED STATES MARINE CORPS

Junior Reserve Officers’ Training Corps

Parkview High School

998 Cole Dr Lilburn, GA 30047 Phone: 770-806-3897

IN RELY REFER TO:

1000 SMI

1 Aug 11

From: Senior Marine Instructor

To: Distribution A

Subj: CODE OF CONDUCT

1. Participation in Marine Corps Junior Reserve Officers’ Training Corps (MCJROTC) and any other extracurricular program is a privilege extended to the cadets by the Board of Education. Cadets participating in extracurricular activities act as representatives of not only the Gwinnett County Public Schools (GCPS) but of the Marine Corps as well. All cadets are expected to conduct themselves in such a manner as to meet the highest standards of GCPS and the MCJROTC at all times.

2. The Code of Conduct is designed to establish high expectations and standards for all participating cadets. All cadets, parents, instructors and sponsors understand that the top priority is academic achievement. The Code of Conduct establishes high expectations regarding behavior and consistent consequences when violations occur.

3. The Code of Conduct goes into effect on the first day a cadet joins MCJROTC at Parkview High School. The Code remains in effect for the entire school year. Each cadet will re-sign their Code of Conduct Commitment each school year.

4. The offenses and consequences listed below are in addition to (not in lieu of) any school or criminal consequences associated with the cadet misconduct. All consequences listed in this Code of Conduct are minimum standards. The Senior Marine Instructor (SMI) and Marine Instructor (MI) have the discretion to set consequences over and above the minimum standards. 2

Subj: CODE OF CONDUCT

CODE OF CONDUCT VIOLATIONS AND CONSEQUENCES

Violation A: Cadets given long-term (exceeding ten days) Suspension (with or without GIVE option)

Consequence: Ineligible to attend or participate in any MCJROTC or extracurricular activity during time of suspension.

Violation B: Arrest for, or charged with the commission of any act that is a felony or would constitute a felony if committed by an adult. (Regardless of location or time of the alleged act: in or out of school)

Consequence: 1. Immediate suspension from all unit participation until such time as:

 School officials determine that the cadet did not commit the act(s) or other felony conduct; or

 Local prosecutors dismiss or drop all pending charges and petitions; or

 The cadet pleads guilty to a misdemeanor charge, in which case refer to Violation D listed in this Code; or

 The cadet is convicted and sentenced to a felony or is adjudicated delinquent in the juvenile court of conduct which if committed by an adult would be charged as a felony and serves any and all portions of the sentence including all periods of probation.

For the following violations (C,D and E), the school administration must have valid evidence and/or verification of the violation as defined in the following:

1. Self-admitted involvement by the cadet

2. Witnessed cadet involvement by the SMI, MI or any staff member

3. Parent admission of their cadet’s involvement in tobacco, alcohol or other drugs

4. Verified by official police report given to the school

5. Evidence of violations through investigation by school officials

If the offense occurs at school or on school property (at any time), off school grounds, at a school-sponsored activity, function or event or en route to and from school, the cadet will be subject to the actions described in the Cadet Conduct Behavior Code (Policy JCD) and the following consequences for extracurricular activities. 3

Subj: CODE OF CONDUCT

Violation C: Tobacco (any type)

Consequence: 1st Offense – Consequence determined by approved local school policy

2nd Offense – Suspension from extracurricular competition for a minimum of 10% of the remainder of the season

3rd Offense – Dismissed from MCJROTC

Violation D: Alcohol/Other Drugs (Possession and/or Use) Misdemeanor Criminal Law Violations

Consequence: SMI/MI and Administrator will meet with the cadet

and parent(s) or guardian.

1st Offense – Consequence determined by SMI/MI.

2nd Offense – Suspension from MCJROTC/extracurricular competition for a minimum of 20% of the remainder of the year

3rd Offense – Suspension from all MCJROTC or extracurricular activities for the remainder of the school year

Violation E: Violations of school rules that result in ISS/OSS

Consequence: In-school suspension – participation may resume when cadet is released from ISS. Cadet cannot participate on the day he/she is released from ISS.

Out of school suspension (Short term – not exceeding 10 days) – Participation may resume after suspension is served

Violation F: Hazing

Consequence: SMI/MI and Administrator will meet with the cadet and parent(s) or guardian.

1st Offense – Suspension from any athletic/ extracurricular activity for a minimum of 10% of the remainder of the season

2nd Offense – Suspension from all MCJROTC and extracurricular activities for remainder of the school year.

R. TOOTLE

Major, U. S. Marine Corps (Ret)

Senior Marine Instructor

Parkview High School MCJROTC 4

Subj: CODE OF CONDUCT

Acknowledgement

I,_______________________________, desire to be a participant in Parkview MCJROTC activities and programs representing Gwinnett County Public Schools. My signature acknowledges that I have read and understand the MCJROTC Participation Code of Conduct and agree to comply with it. Cadet Signature Date, _______________________________________.