6025 Student Cell Phone and Other Electronic Devices

6025 Student Cell Phone and Other Electronic Devices

By bringing their cell phones and other electronic communication devices to school, students consent to the search of said devices by school staff when the staff determines that such a search is reasonable or necessary. 

Students may not have cell phones or electronic devices on while they are in locker rooms or restrooms. 

The taking, disseminating, transferring, or sharing of obscene, pornographic, lewd, or otherwise illegal images or photographs, whether by electronic data transfer or otherwise (commonly called texting, sexting, e-mailing, etc.) may constitute a crime under state and/or federal law.  Any person engaged in these activities while on school grounds, in a school vehicle or at a school activity will be subject to the disciplinary procedures of the student code of conduct.  Any student found to be in possession of obscene, pornographic, lewd, or otherwise illegal images or photographs will be promptly referred to law enforcement and/or other state or federal agencies, which may result in arrest, criminal prosecution and possible inclusion on sex offender registries. 

While on school property, as a school activity or in a school vehicle, students may not use their cell phones or electronic devices to bully, harass or intimidate any other person. 

Students shall be personally and solely responsible for the security of their electronic devices.  The district is not responsible for theft, loss or damage of any electronic device, including or any calls or downloads. 

Students who violate this policy will have their cell phones or electronic devices confiscated immediately.  The administration will return confiscated devices to the parent or guardian of the offending student, after meeting with the parent or guardian to discuss the rule violation.  Students who violate this policy may, at the discretion of the school’s administration, be subject to additional discipline, up to and including suspension or expulsion.

Further information on use of cell phones and other electronic devices can be found in student/parent handbooks.

Adopted on: April 13, 2015

Revised on: _________________________

Reviewed on: ________________________