Students may possess an electronic communication device in school under the following conditions:
Electronic communication devices are defined as any telecommunications device (including cellular telephones, pagers, etc.)
- Possession of an electronic communication device by a student is considered to be a privilege, which may be forfeited by any student who fails to follow school rules, board policy, or the law.
- Students may use such devices before school, during class changes, during lunches, and after school.
- Students may use such devices during class time for instructional purposes with the expressed permission of the teacher.
- All students must comply with the Acceptable Use Policy.
- Should a student cause a disruption to the instructional process or educational setting, the behavior will be addressed through the school discipline code according to the type and severity of the disruption.
- Students may not use electronic communication devices outside the direct supervision of a staff member while in common areas during class time. Common areas are defined as hallways, cafeteria, restrooms, front office, guidance office, media center, lobbies, etc.
- These devices may not be used in any area where personal privacy of others must be respected such as dressing rooms or restrooms.
- The creation of videos or pictures is not permitted without prior approval of an administrator.
- The school is not responsible for any devices that are lost, stolen or damaged while being used on school property.