Student Use of Cell Phones and Other Electronic Signaling Devices

Section J - Students

Policy Title: Student Use of Cell Phones and Other Electronic Signaling Devices
Policy Code: JICJ

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For purposes of this policy, "electronic devices" include, but are not limited to, cell phones, Mp3 players, iPods, personal digital assistants (PDA's), e-book readers, compact disc players, portable game consoles, cameras, digital scanners, lap top computers, tablet computers and other electronic or battery powered instruments which transmit voice, text, or data from one person to another.

Students may possess and use cellular telephones and/or other electronic signaling devices subject to limitations of this and other policies of the District under the following conditions and guidelines:

  • Cell phones and/or electronic devices are to be kept out of view in a student's locker, pocket, or a carrying bag.
  • The principal shall establish additional guidelines appropriate to campus needs.
  • Students violating the policy may have the electronic device confiscated and be subject to disciplinary action. Any search of the contents of an electronic device shall be by an administrator in accordance with the Guidelines for Students Rights and Responsibilities.

Reasonable efforts will be taken to secure property that has been confiscated; however, neither the School District nor the School District Staff is responsible for loss, damage, or theft of any electronic device including but not limited to cell phones, laptops, tablet computers, portable media player brought to school, even if loss, damage or theft results from the device being confiscated.

Adopted: June 21, 2005
Revised: July 24, 2012

CROSS REF: Policy # JB Equal Education Opportunities – Anti-Harassment