Student Cell Phone and Other Electronic Devices
Students are prohibited from using cellular phones or other electronic devices while at school, except as provided in this policy. “Electronic device” includes beepers, pagers, i-pods, mp-3 players and any other device that stores and communicates data by electronic means.
Students may use cell phones or other electronic devices on the school sidewalks and in the common areas of the school before and after school, so long as they do not create a distraction or a disruption.
By bringing their cell phones and other electronic communication devices to school, students consent to the search of said devices by school staff when the staff determines that such a search is reasonable or necessary.
Students may not have cell phones or electronic devices while they are in locker rooms, classrooms or restrooms. During school hours student cell phones or electronic devices must remain in lockers or be locked in a personal vehicle. Students may use i-pods and other mp-3 players in classrooms with the express permission of the classroom teacher.
Students are strictly prohibited from sending, sharing, viewing, or possessing pictures, text messages, e-mails or other material of a sexual nature in electronic or any other form on a computer, cell phone or other electronic device while at school. Students who possess prohibited material on their cell phone or other electronic device while at school shall be subject to disciplinary consequences as articulated by the student handbook.
Students shall be personally and solely responsible for the security of their cell phones and pagers. The district is not responsible for theft, loss or damage of a cell phone or any calls made on a cell phone.
Students who violate this policy will have their cell phones or electronic devices confiscated immediately. The administration will return confiscated devices to the parent or guardian of the offending student, after meeting with the parent or guardian to discuss the rule violation. Students who violate this policy may, at the discretion of the school’s administration, be subject to additional discipline, up to and including suspension or expulsion.
Adopted on: August 10, 2009
Revised on: _________________________
Reviewed on: August 11, 2014
Reviewed on March 14, 2016