Personal Electronic Devices Wireless Communication Devices

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Personal Electronic Devices

Wireless Communication Devices


General Policy:

Wireless Communication Devices

are not permitted in the classrooms,
library, locker room, or restrooms anytime during the school
day. Students

should secure
wireless communication devices
in their lockers and may use
wireless communication devices

only during breaks or before and after school. Students carrying
wireless communication
devices

into the classroom, library or locker room
,

or restrooms shall have t
he
wireless
communication device

confiscated and turned into the office.


The use of personal electronic devices will be permitted before and after school, during lunch
periods, and passing times. Educational staff, at their discretion, may permit the use

of
personal electronic
devices for educational purposes
during class time
s
.

Personal electronic
devices include but are not limited to cell phones, smart phones, digital audio or video
recording devices, electronic table devices (iPAD, Kindles, Nooks,
etc),
mp3 Players (iPOD,
iTouch, etc)

and other similar devices.



Possession of a
wireless

communication

Unauthorized

possession
or use

of
an

electronic

d
evice

during
an assignment, a project, or

a test (i.e. text messaging, photographing)
could

be
consi
dered cheating and proper action will be taken.


Use of
wireless communication

personal electronic

d
evices

with
audio recording

or

photographic abilities is

not

permitted during the school day

unless granted permission from
educational staff
and it is
for
educational purposes
. Also, absolutely no
wireless
communication

electronic
devices

are
allowed

to be used

in restrooms,

locker rooms
,
or
locations where there are similar expectations of privacy

at any time.


If a student has
a
wireless communication

an
unauthorized

personal electronic

d
evice

in
his/her possession during class, or the
wireless communication

personal electronic

device

rings
or distracts

during class, the
wireless communication

personal electronic
device
will be
confiscated by the
teacher

e
ducational staff

and taken to the office at the next break. The
student responsible will be instructed to see school administration

or designee

at the end of the
school day to have

the

policy
explained and
the
wireless communication

personal electronic

dev
ice

returned. If a student violates the
Wireless Communication

Personal Electronic

Device

policy

a second time, the administrator will contact the parent and the parent will have to come
to school and retrieve the
wireless communication

personal electronic

device
.

Further incidents
will result in disciplinary action by school administration.


Students outside the school building on school sponsored activities or field trips will be
monitored by the sponsor or teacher. Sponsors or teachers shall notify each
student of their
guidelines and submit guidelines to their building principal for approval.


Students who bring personal electronic devices do so at their own risk. The Platte County
School District #1 shall not be responsible for the safety, security, lo
ss, or damage of personal
electronic devices
brought

to school.


Staff Use:

Each school site will establish a written usage plan for staff and turn the plan into
the superintendent for approval. Unapproved staff usage could result in disciplinary action
being taken.


Wireless
communication

devices are a necessary tool for distri
ct and school administrators to
have in their possession at all times. It is recommended
wireless communication

devices are
placed on a setting which will not disrupt the educational process while visiting classes or
monitoring.


Note:

These guidelines ar
e formulated after careful review of school
Wireless
Communication Devices

policies across the state and country. The rationale behind this policy
is to insure instruction is not interrupted, students are safe from unsolicited photography and
cheating does

not occur. Also, in case of an emergency, all phone services need to be available
to school personnel.


Policy will take effect on January 2,
2013
2006
.


First Reading:


October 17, 2005

Second Reading:

November 12, 2005

Final Reading:


December 12, 2005