CELL PHONE USE POLICY

Presence/Possession/Use of Cell Phones, Telephone Paging Devices
and 2-Way Radio Wireless Devices

 The use by students of cellular telephones and 2-way radio wireless devices shall be prohibited during the academic school day.  Such devices shall be turned off or made inoperable during the academic school day or while being transported using public school transportation on regular runs.  Students are permitted to use cell phones at the discretion of a coach or advisor before or after the academic school day.

Cell phones are prohibited for use in locker rooms at any time.

The possession by students of telephone paging devices, commonly known as beepers, or any device that is capable of operating as a telephone paging device, shall be prohibited on school grounds, at school-sponsored activities, and on buses or other vehicles provided by the school district at all times.

The term academic school day is defined from the time the student arrives on school property to the official dismissal time set forth by the school district for that particular school building.  The prohibitions contained in this policy shall not apply to any student provided that the school authorities approve of the presence of specifically-named devices.

When a student is suspected to be using or is found using one of the above-described devices, any or all of the following consequences may be used:

  1. Confiscation of the device.
  2. Notification of parent/guardian.
  3. Conference with parent/guardian.
  4. Detention.
  5. Suspension.
  6. Referral to law enforcement if violation involves illegal activity.
  7. Additional options as determined appropriate by an administrator.

Note: This policy appears in the Student Handbook (Grades 6-12) and Parent Handbook for Students (Grades K-5)

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