Personal Electronic Device Policy

Cell Phone Policy


Personal electronic devices are valuable communication tools; however, these devices can be disruptive to the learning environment and pose potential legal issues for students (i.e. inappropriate pictures, cheating, etc.).

To protect students’ academic learning time and to maintain an appropriate learning environment, PERSONAL ELECTRONIC DEVICES ARE NOT TO BE TURNED ON OR VISIBLE DURING CLASS TIMES. Students may use personal electronic devices before school, during lunch, and during passing periods. Personal electronic devices may be allowed during class time for instructional purposes at the discretion of the classroom teacher.

If a student is seen using a personal electronic device in any part of the building during class time without the express permission of the teacher as part of the instruction, or if the phone disrupts class in any way, a teacher or staff member will confiscate the device and take it to the office.

1st offense: The personal electronic device use will be recorded as an office referral. The student may pick up the device at the end of the school day.

2nd offense: The personal electronic device use will be recorded as an office referral and the student’s parent or guardian must come to the school to pick up the device.

Additional violations or refusal to give the device to a staff member when requested will result in consequences up to and including suspension for open defiance.