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School District 25 Policy

Student Use Of Electronic Devices

Policy 8153
Adopted: April 24, 2007


Students may possess and use cellular phones, pagers, Game Boys, MP3 players with communication capabilities and other electronic devices, subject to the limitations of this and other policies of the District. “Electronic device” is a device that emits an audible tone, vibrates, displays a message, or otherwise summons or delivers a communication to the possessor. Further, an electronic device is defined as a device that delivers a message and/ or graphics for the purpose of involving the possessor in a game type activity.

Use of electronic devises shall be limited to use by students on school property 30 minutes prior to the start of the instructional school day and again 30 minutes after the end of the instructional school day. Electronic devices shall not be used during instructional time, in passing between classes, or during lunch periods. Students needing to make calls during these times shall make arrangements with their teacher, the office or the building principal. If students need to receive emergency messages during the school day, those calls are to be made to the school’s main office and messages will be delivered to students at an appropriate time.

It is suggested that students not bring electronic devices to school. Neither the District nor the individual schools assume any responsibility for electronic devices that are damaged or stolen.

Building principals may promulgate rules to enforce this policy at the building level. This rule making can include changing the exact time of the day students may use electronic devices on school property. Students violating this policy will be subject to disciplinary action as deemed appropriate and necessary by the building administration.