• Cell Phones and Other Electronic Devices During School Hours

    Students are not permitted to use cell phones or other electronic devices (sound or image) during the school day in any unauthorized area of the school building or at any school sponsored events or activities. “Use” of a cell phone includes text messaging. “Unauthorized area” means any area where there is a reasonable expectation of privacy; including, but not limited to classrooms, locker rooms, and restrooms or any other area designated by the building principal. Use of cell phones or image recording devices in locker rooms and restrooms at anytime is strictly prohibited. Students in violation of any portion of this policy will be subject to disciplinary procedures and confiscation of the cell phone or other electronic device. If a student’s cell phone or other electronic device is confiscated, the building principal may search the confiscated property up on a reasonable suspicion that the search will yield evidence of a violation of a school rule or upon reasonable suspicion that the school safety or security may be in jeopardy. Disciplinary action up to and including suspension, expulsion and/or citation by law enforcement may be taken against any student using a prohibited device contrary to this rule or in a manner that causes substantial disruption to the educational environment. The building principal or a designee is authorized to make exceptions to the prohibitions set forth in this policy for health, safety, emergencies, or as required by an individual education program. Electronic devices include, but are not limited to: personal radio, take, CD MP3 or iPod players, game boys, or any variation of these devices, cameras, cell phones, and camera cell phones.

    First Offense:

    • Device will be kept in the office until the end of the day
    • The student will be able to pick up their electronic device at 3:30 p.m

    Second Offense:

    • Parents will be called and must pick up the electronic device in the office
    • Students will not be allowed to pick up the device

    Third Offense:

    • Parents will be called and must pick up the electronic device in the office
    • Students will not be allowed to pick up the device
    • In addition, the student will serve detention

     

     

    Last revised 8/2012