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Use of Electronic Devices

SCHOOL BASED POLICY OF P186X FOR USE OF CELL PHONES,COMPUTING DEVICES, AND PORTABLE MUSIC AND ENTERTAINMENT SYSTEMS ON SCHOOL PROPERTY

 

                As a result of the changes to Chancellor’s Reg. A-413 the below policy will take effect on March 2, 2015 and will be reviewed annually thereafter by October 31st.

Students are permitted to bring the following electronic items to schools: 1) cellphones; 2) laptops, tablets, iPads and other similar computing devices(“computing devices”); and 3) portable music and 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 listed 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 and 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, P186X’s school wide Positive Behavior Intervention Support (PBIS) system, 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:

                 During the school day:

·         Cell phones will be collected by the school when students enter the school building and stored in a designated location until the end of the school day.


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

·         Any students who obtains a Level 4 (PBIS system) for a consecutive 4 week period of time, will be able to keep their cell phones on vibrate and/or silent mode.

 

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

·         Cell phones will be collected by the school when students enter the school building and stored in a designated location until the end of the school day.

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

·         Any students who obtains a Level 4 (PBIS system) for a consecutive 4 week period of time, will be able to keep their cell phones on vibrate and/or silent mode.

 

C.             Computing devices may be used as set forth below:

                During the school day:

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

 

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

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

 

D.            Portable music and entertainment systems may be used as set forth below:

                 During the school day:

·         Portable music 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.

 

During after-school, school-sponsored activities:

·         Portable music 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.

 

E.             Shared space in campus schools

All P186X annexes will follow policies established by the campus school(s)regarding the use of electronic items in shared spaces that are jointly occupied, such as the auditorium, hallways, and cafeterias.

F.             Confiscation and return of electronic items

·         Warnings:

§   First offense will be a verbal warning.

 

·         Confiscation of item(s), and returned at the end of the school day:

§   Second offense; item will be placed in an envelope with the date and students’ name. Item will be locked in the principal’s office (room 138), and returned at the end of the school day.Student will sign the envelope and will have item(s) returned.

§   Third offense, a level reassignment will be implemented (as stated in the school wide Ladder of Referral/School Wide Expectations). 

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