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USE OF WIRELESS COMMUNICATION DEVICES BY STUDENTS



A "wireless communication device" (WCD) is a device that emits an audible signal, vibrates,
displays a message, or otherwise summons or delivers a communication to the possessor. The
following devices a
re examples of WCDs: cellular and wireless telephones, pagers/beepers,
personal digital assistants (PDAs), BlackBerries/Smartphones, iPhones, WiFi
-
enabled or
broadband access devices, two
-
way radios or video broadcasting devices, and other devices that
all
ow a person to record and/or transmit (on either a real time or delayed basis) sound, video or
still images, text, or other information.



Guidelines


1.

Students may possess WCDs in school, on school property, during after
-
school
activities (e.g. extracu
rricular activities), at school
-
related functions, and on
school vehicles. During these times the WCDs must be powered off or set on
silent.



2.

Students may use WCDs before and after school, during their lunch break, and in
-

between classes as long as t
hey do not create a distraction, disruption or otherwise
interfere with the educational environment or after
-
school activities. Classroom
teachers will determine appropriate use of WCDs during class time.


3.

Students may not use WCDs on school property or

at a school
-
sponsored activity
to access and/or view Internet web sites that are otherwise blocked to students at
school.


4.

Stud
ents may use WCDs while riding
on a school bus or Board
-
provided vehicle
during school
-
sponsored activities.

The bus driver
,

PCS staff member,

or PLSD
staff member (e.g. teacher, activity sponsor, advisor, coach) has the right to ask
any student to turn off his/her phone. Distracting behavior that creates an unsafe
environment will not be tolerated.


5.

Students are prohibited

from using WCDs to capture, record or transmit the words
(i.e. audio) and/or images (i.e., pictures/video) of any student, staff member or
other person while in the school or attending a school
-
related activity without
express prior notice and explicit co
nsent for the capture, recording or transmission
of such words or images. Using a WCD to take or transmit audio and/or
pictures/video of an individual without his/her consent is considered an invasion
of privacy and is not permitted, unless authorized by t
he building principal.
Posting such pictures or videos on the internet or any public forum may violate

federal law and may be met with school discipline.


6.

Students are prohibited from using a WCD in any way that might reasonably
create in the mind of a
nother person an impression of being threatened, bullied,
humiliated, harassed, embarrassed or intimidated.


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7.

Students are prohibited from using a WCD to capture and/or transmit test
information or any other information in a manner constituting fraud,

theft,
cheating, or academic dishonesty. Likewise, students are prohibited from using
their WCDs to receive such information.


8.

No expectation of confidentiality will exist in the use of WCDs on school
premises/property.


9.

Student use of personal la
ptops on school property is currently prohibited due to
the capacity and security of the district’s wireless network, unless otherwise
approved by the building
administrator or Superintendent
.






10.

Possession of a WCD by a student is a privilege that m
ay be forfeited by any
student who fails to abide by the terms of this policy, or otherwise engages in
misuse of this privilege.


11.

Students are personally and solely responsible for the care and security of their
WCDs. The Board assumes no responsibil
ity for theft, loss, damage, or
vandalism to WCDs brought onto its property, or the unauthorized use of such
devices.


12.

Violations of this policy may result in disciplinary action and/or confiscation of
the WCD. The building
administrator

may also refe
r the matter to law
enforcement if the violation involves an illegal activity. Discipline will be
imposed on an escalating scale ranging from a warning to an expulsion based on
the number of previous violations and/or the nature of or circumstances
surrou
nding a particular violation. If the WCD is confiscated, it will be
released/returned to the student or the student’s parent/guardian depending on the
circumstances of the offense.


13.

Parents/Guardians are advised that the best way to get in touch with

their child
during the school day is by calling the school office.



[Adopt
ion date: July 11, 2011
]



LEGAL REFS.:

ORC

3313.20; 3313.753



CROSS REFS.:

AC, Nondiscrimination


EDE, Computer Network and Internet Acceptable Use Policy


JFC, Student Conduct
(Zero Tolerance)


JFCEA, Gangs


JFCF, Bullying and Hazing (Harassment, Intimidation and Dating Violence)


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