Electronic Communication Device Code
Students are prohibited from displaying, using, or having powered on, any personal technology equipment (i.e. mobile/cellular telephone, camera, video camera, laptop, tablet, iPad, Netbook, Nook, Kindle, etc.) or any other type of telecommunications, multi-media or imaging device during regular school hours, except as expressly permitted in connection with a class assignment or unless specifically authorized by a school official. While students are permitted to possess such devices in a non-operational mode during the school day, they are prohibited from using them in any manner that interferes with, or is disruptive of, the educational process or invades the privacy of, or compromises the safety of students, employees, volunteers, or visitors. Students are not permitted to use any form of information technology, including their own personal electronic devices, to intimidate, harass or threaten others. This type of harassment is generally referred to as cyberbullying. If a student violates this prohibition, then he/she is subject to discipline under this provision and/or any other provision in the District’s Code of Conduct that may be applicable to the circumstances involved. Violation of this prohibition will result in temporary confiscation and/or possible inspection of the device or other disciplinary action as outlined in the Student Conduct Code.