5687

Adoption Date: 7/6/2004, Revised: 3/20/2007; 8/21/07
5000 - NON-INSTRUCTIONAL/BUSINESS OPERATIONS

NON-INSTRUCTIONAL OPERATIONS
5687 CELL PHONES AND ELECTRONIC DEVICES

The use of any cell phone with or without photographic capability, data, and/or text messaging capability, and all other devices creates the potential for violations of privacy,harassment, threats to testing/examination security, disruption to instruction, and safety hazards.

In order to ensure examination security and the privacy of individuals, the Board of Education prohibits the use of such devices as follows:

  1. a)During any test, examination, etc. or in any way that involves plagiarism or cheating; and
  2. b)In any bathroom, locker room or other area where individuals have an expectation of privacy.

Cell phones, pagers and other electronic devices will not be used by students or employees during the instructional day, meetings, etc. or during the work day, including school transportation,in such a way that interferes with the operational needs of the District or presents a safety hazard. An exception will be made for student cell phone use with permission from a staff member where extenuating circumstances exist that warrant such use.

Staff members who engage in unacceptable or inappropriate use of cell phones and other devices will be subject to corrective action, including discipline under the law and in accordance with applicable collective bargaining agreements.

This policy will be referenced in the District Code of Conduct as well as student handbooks.

Policy Cross References:
» 6000 - CODE OF ETHICS FOR ALL DISTRICT PERSONNEL
» 6430 - EMPLOYEE ACTIVITIES
» 6450 - THEFT OF SERVICES OR PROPERTY
» 7380 - BCS-ACCEPTABLE USE POLICY


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