Cell Phone Policy

Cell Phone Policy

According to SB 1253, school districts can regulate the possession and use of electronic signaling devices. According to AB 272 school districts can ban students from using cell phones in class and at school. Cell phones will be allowed on campus but must be turned off and the phone is put away at all times. Taking photos and videos are not permitted. If a student is observed having a phone out they will be asked to surrender the phone or camera for the remainder of the day. Cell phones may not be used before school and students are permitted to use a cellphone after school hours to coordinate their pickup only. Even though PE will generally be off campus cell phones will not be permitted. Exceptions to AB272 are phones can be used in an emergency or perceived threat, health reason, or if a students requires it for and individualized educational plan.

 

Violating the established policy will result in the following:

1. First Offense – The phone will be placed in a lockbox until the end of the day.

2. Second Offense – The phone will be placed in a lockbox until the end of the day and must be picked up by a parent or guardian.

3. Third offense – Upon entering the school, the student’s cell phone must be placed in a lockbox until the end of the day.

If the student refuses to comply with any given consequence, they will receive an office referral with a possible conference with parents, suspension or dismissal, and change of placement.