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Electronics Policy

SCHOOL-BASED POLICY FOR USE OF CELL PHONES, COMPUTING DEVICES,AND PORTABLE MUSIC AND ENTERTAINMENT SYSTEM ON SCHOOL PROPERTY

 

Effective:  March 2, 2015

 

Students are permitted to bring the following electronic items to school: 1) cell phones; 2) laptops, tablets, iPads and other similar computing devices (“computing devices”): and 3) portable music entertainment systems, such as iPods, MP3 players, PSP and Nintendo DS.

 

A.   The use of cell phones, computing devices and portable music and entertainment systems at school is subject to the conditions below:

1.     Cell phones and portable music and entertainment systems may not be turned on or used during the administration of any school quiz, test or examination.

2.     Computing devices may not be turned on or used during the administration of any school quiz, test or examination, except where such use has been explicitly authorized by the school or is contained in an Individualized Education Program or Section 504 Accommodation Plan.

3.     Cell phones, computing devices, and portable music and entertainment systems may not be turned on or used during school fire drills or other emergency preparedness exercises.

4.     Cell phones, computing devices, and portable music and entertainment systems may not be used in locker rooms or bathrooms.

5.     Students who use cell phones, computing devices, and/or portable music and entertainment systems in violation of any provision of the DOE’s Discipline Code, the school’s policy, Chancellor’s regulation A-413, and/or the DOE’s Internet Acceptable Use and Safety Policy (“IAUSP”) will be subject to discipline in accordance with the guidance interventions and disciplinary responses set forth in the Discipline Code.

B.    Cell phones may be used as set forth below (select from bullets below or select other options consistent with Regulation A-413):

During the school day:

·      Cell phones may not be turned on or used while on school property.

·      Cell phones may not be turned on or used during instructional time, except for instructional and educational purposes with the explicit approval of the teacher and administrator.

 

During after-school, school-sponsored programs or activities:

·      Cell phones may be used for purposes of communicating with families for transportation purposes only.

C.   Computing devices may be used as set forth below (select from bullets or select other options consistent with Regulation A-413.

During the school day:

·      Computing system may not be turned on or used during instructional time, except for instructional and educational purposes with the explicit approval of the teacher and administrator.

During after-school, school-sponsored programs or activities:

·      Computing devices may be used for instructional purposes during after-school programs.

D.   Portable music and entertainment systems may be used as set forth below (select from bullets below or select other options consistent with Regulation A-413).

During the school day:

·      Portable music devices and entertainment systems may not be turned on or used while on school property.

·      Portable music devices and entertainment systems may not be turned on or used during instructional time, except for instructional and educational purposes with the explicit approval of the teacher and administrator or after-school supervisor.

During after-school, school-sponsored activities:

·      Portable music and entertainment systems may be used for instructional purposes during after-school programs.

 

E.    Confiscation and return of electronic items

Use of electronic devices in violation of school policy will result in:

1.     Confiscation of item and return at end of school day

2.     Confiscation of item and return following parent conference

3.     Confiscation of item and return following student entering into behavioral contract

4.     Revocation of privilege to bring item to school.

 

 

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