Use of Electronics in School Policy

Policy 6.312 Use of Electronic Devices in School


Any electronic device is a device that emits an audible signal, vibrates, photographs, displays a message, transmits data, or otherwise summons or delivers a communication to or from the possessor.

Students and employees may not use any device to photograph or record inappropriate activities of other students or LEA staff while on school property or a school sponsored activity.

Students may possess electronic communication devices (such as cell phones, etc.) during the school day subject to the following restrictions: Upon entering a school building or a school bus, the electronic device must be deactivated (turned to off, not just silenced); and put away (out of sight) during school hours. The supervisor, principal, or designee may grant a student permission to use an electronic device at his/her discretion.

Use of electronic devices may be allowed in the classroom when such devices are used under the direct supervision of the teacher and incorporated into a lesson plan provided such use has been approved by the principal. No student shall be required to neither have such technology nor be penalized in any manner for not having such technology.

The student who possesses an electronic device shall assume responsibility for the use and care of the device. At no time shall the school be responsible for preventing theft, loss, or damage to any electronic devices which are brought on school property.

1st offense for inappropriate usage- The intact electronic will be confiscated for one day and only returned to the parent/guardian with parent/guardian signature at the end of the school day. Sycamore High School will assign 5 discipline points.


2nd offense for inappropriate usage - The intact electronic device will be confiscated and kept for five days and only returned to the parent/guardian with parent/guardian signature at the end of the fifth school day. Sycamore High School will assign 10 discipline points.


3rd offense for inappropriate usage - The intact electronic device will be confiscated and kept for seven days and only returned to the parent/guardian with parent/guardian signature at the end of the seventh school day. Sycamore High School will assign 15 discipline points.


If a student has been found in violation of this policy for the fourth time during the school year, he/she will be required to appear before the Student Disciplinary Hearing Authority for more significant measures.

Students assigned to ISS for any disciplinary reason will be required to submit all electronic devices to the principal/designee to be returned at the end of the day.

 

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