The purpose of the Honor Council is to hear reported violations involving lying, cheating, or stealing, and to make recommendations to the Headmaster concerning the handling of each case.
The Honor Council is made up of five students, one from each upper school grade and a member at large (preferably a senior), and the Honor Council Advisor, who does not vote. A member of the Honor Council must have been a student at Greenfield School the previous semester.
When an alleged Honor Council offense is reported, the Honor Council Advisor or Upper School Coordinator will meet with and inform the student of the allegation as well as the day, time, and place of the Honor Council meeting. Prior to the Honor Council meeting the Honor Council Advisor or Upper School Coordinator will contact the student’s parent(s) to explain the allegation and inform the parent(s) of the upcoming meeting of the Honor Council. The student is presumed innocent.
When the Honor Council meets, the student may elect to have a faculty member of choice to accompany him. The role of the faculty member of choice is for support only and this faculty member may not participate in the proceedings. If the student chooses to present a written statement to the Honor Council, the Honor Council may still ask the student questions to clarify the incident. All proceedings and documents of the Honor Council are confidential.
After reviewing all aspects of the incident, the Honor Council will make a recommendation to the Headmaster. The decision of the Headmaster will be final. The Honor Council Advisor or Upper School Coordinator will contact the student’s parent(s) following the Honor Council meeting.