South-Western City School District
Bylaws & Policies
 

5518 - CELLULAR TELEPHONES AND ELECTRONIC COMMUNICATION DEVICES

A student may possess a cellular telephone or other electronic communication devices in school, on school property, at after school activities and at school-related functions. Cell phones and other electronic communication devices shall be turned off and stored out of sight during school hours. Use of cell phones and other electronic communication devices during school hours is prohibited unless authorized by a school administrator.

When directed by an administrator, coach or staff member, cell phones and other electronic communication devices shall be turned off and stored out of sight during school activities outside of the school day.

The use of cell phones and other electronic communication devices is prohibited at all times in locker rooms and restrooms.

A student may possess a cellular telephone on a school bus. Student cell phone use is prohibited on school buses unless authorized by the driver, an administrator or staff member.

A student may possess and use other electronic devices on a school bus unless the device causes a disruption or interferes with the safe operation of the vehicle. When directed by the driver, an administrator, or staff member, other electronic devices shall be turned off and stored out of sight.

Possession of a cellular telephone or other electronic communication device by a student in school or on a school bus is a privilege which may be forfeited by any student who fails to abide by the terms of this policy, or otherwise engages in misuse of this privilege.

Violations of this policy may result in disciplinary action against the student including confiscation of the cellular telephone or electronic communication device.

The student who possesses a cellular phone or electronic communication device shall assume responsibility for its care. At no time shall the District be responsible for preventing theft, loss or damage to cell phones or electronic communication devices brought onto its property or a school bus.

Adopted 3/8/93
Revised 5/9/05