Code of Conduct

Section IX: Electronic devices

Students are prohibited from using electronic devices, including but not limited to cellular phones, smartphones, camera phones, mp3 players, iPods, iPads, or any similar device. Exceptions may be authorized by the building principal or classroom teacher for instructional or emergency purposes.

Upon a first offense of unauthorized use, the device will be confiscated and returned to the student at the end of the class period or school day. Upon a second or successive offense, the device will only be returned to the parent. Other penalties as set forth in this Code of Conduct may also be pursued in lieu of or in addition to the above penalties.

The misuse of electronic devices includes but is not limited to texting, sexting, verbal comments, graphic and symbolic communication, written communication via email, instant messaging, blogging, defamatory personal and online personal polling websites, supporting the deliberate, repeated, and hostile behavior by an individual or group.

Students may not engage in electronic communication that demeans or ridicules on the basis of actual or perceived race, color, weight, national origin, ethnic group, religion, religious practice, disability, sexual orientation, gender/gender identity, or any other legally protected status (cyberbullying). The possession and/or transmission of child pornography is subject to prosecution and must be reported to the police. A violation of the Student Internet Safety Policy may warrant a Level 2 or 3 response depending on the severity of the misuse.