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Student Phone Usage

Cell Phones and other Electronic Signaling Devices

All students (TK-5) may have cell phones, pagers, and other electronic signaling devices on school grounds and school buses, at school-sponsored activities, and while under the supervision of district employees. Students may use cellular phones, pagers, and other electronic signaling devices on school campus before school begins and after school ends. These devices must be kept out of sight (in backpacks or given to the teacher to hold) and turned off during instruction and in the classroom.

Unauthorized use of these devices distracts from the learning environment. School officials, including classroom teachers, may take devices away from students for inappropriate use. Repeated unauthorized use of such devices may lead to disciplinary action.

Students and parents are reminded that during an emergency situation, cellular sites may be overwhelmed due to a high volume of calls. Should this occur, emergency communication could also be affected. It is important that cell phones and other devices be used sparingly so that emergency services have priority to assist the students and staff on the site.

Theft or loss of such devices will not be investigated by school personnel. Students bring such devices at their own risk.

According to Board of Education Policy H-6980 outlines