USE OF PERSONAL COMMUNICATION DEVICES AND ELECTRONIC DEVICES

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CELL PHONES
Students may possess personal communication devices, such as cell phones, while on school property. However, the personal communication device must be in the off mode and must be kept in a backpack, purse or similar personal carry-all and may not be used during school hours. The principal or his/her designee may grant a student permission to use a personal communication device at his/her discretion. A device used outside these parameters shall result in confiscation of the device until such time as it may be released to the student's parent or guardian. A student in violation of this policy is subject to disciplinary action.

Use of cameras on personal communication devices is strictly prohibited on school property or at school
functions. A student in violation of this policy is subject to disciplinary action.

PERSONAL ELECTRONIC DEVICES
Personal electronic devices such as CD players, Ipods or MP3 players may be stored in backpacks, purses or personal carry-alls. However, the use of the devices during school hours is strictly forbidden. Use or improper storage of the personal electronic device will result in confiscation of the device until such time as it may be released to the student's parents or guardian. A student in violation of this policy is subject to disciplinary action.

CONSEQUENCES (Grades 5—12)
1st Offense - 3 days of after school detention or 1 day of ISS. The phone, including battery, or electronic device will be confiscated and a meeting will be held with parent/guardian to return phone/electronic device (parent will be notified by administration). The phone/electronic device will be returned when the discipline has been completed.

2nd Offense - 5 days of after school detention or 3 days of ISS. The phone, including battery, or electronic device will be confiscated and meeting will be held with parent/guardian to return phone/electronic device (parent will be notified by administration). The phone/electronic device will be returned when the discipline has been completed.

3rd Offense and each subsequent offense - The phone, including battery, or electronic device will be held for a ten (10) day period. If the parent wishes to refuse the 10 day confiscation, the student will incur a three (3) day out of school suspension period as well as five (5) days of after school detention or three (3) days ISS (parent will be notified by administration).

INAPPROPRIATE CONTENT
If the confiscated electronic device reveals inappropriate contents, such as pornography, this matter will be dealt with in accordance with the Department of Children’s Services and law enforcement guidelines as follows:

1. Parents will be notified immediately if electronic devices containing inappropriate contents such as pornography are confiscated when the provider of the contents is considered to be another child.

2. DCS will be notified immediately if electronic devices containing inappropriate contents such as pornography are confiscated from students ages twelve and under when the provider of the contents is considered to be another adult. DCS should also be notified when the provider of the contents is a parent, adult relative or in a caretaker role regardless of the child’s age.

3. Law enforcement is to be notified immediately if electronic devices containing inappropriate contents such as pornography are confiscated from students between ages thirteen and seventeen when the provider of the contents is considered to be another adult.

SCHOOLS/TEACHERS ARE IN NO WAY RESPONSIBLE FOR THE STUDENTS CELL PHONES. The decision to bring a cell phone to school is between the parent and student and all responsibility lies with the student.