Wireless Telecommunication Devices
(Policy J-17 of Student Handbook)
The Board of Education promotes an environment for instructional learning that is safe and secure.We recognize the benefits of communications during emergencies; however, the use of wireless telecommunication or multi-media devices during instruction time disrupts and interferes with the educational process and will not be tolerated.Therefore, the District establishes the following policy for the use of wireless telecommunication and multi-media devices.
Students are strictly prohibited from using wireless telecommunication and multi-media devices school hours.Such devices should not be visible and are not to be activated during school hours. Text messaging and camera phones are strictly prohibited during school hours. However, for safety reasons, students may possess wireless devices for before and after school activities.
Exceptions may be granted for medical necessity with the prior written consent of a parent/guardian and the superintendent or superintendent's designee.Such consent will be granted only upon a showing of medical necessity or other compelling reason as determined by the Superintendent.
Students in violation of any part of this policy will be subject to discipline procedures.When it becomes necessary to confiscate such devices, the return of the device shall be subject to District Security Guidelines and applicable legal procedures.Generally, phones may be picked up by a parent/guardian in the site principal's office on the following day.
Action -1st offense=minimum 3 days ISR - contact parent - confiscate phone
2nd offense=minimum 5 days ISR - contact parent - confiscate phone
3rd offense=ST/LT suspension - contact parent - confiscate phone
Any student who knowingly takes, reproduces, or publishes an inappropriate picture of another student, teacher, or administrator shall be subject to a school suspension and/or referral for prosecution.
Wireless telecommunication and multi-media devices are strictly prohibited from any and all testing environments including, but not limited to, state-mandated tests, advanced placement tests, and A.C.T. tests.