• CELL PHONES


         The proper condition for a cellular phone during school hours is with the power turned off.


         Only in the event of an emergency situation or with the permission of the principal or a school authority may a student use a cellular phone during any part of the instructional day.


    Inappropriate cellular phone use will be governed as follows:
         1st offense - cellular phone is confiscated;
              - parents are contacted;
              - cellular phone will be returned at the close of the school day from a central location within the school;
              - the student has to sign for the cellular phone.


         2nd offense - cellular phone is confiscated;
              - parents are contacted;
              - cellular phone will be returned to the parent from a central location within the school;
              - the parent must sign to pick up the phone;
              - student receives three days in-school suspension


         3rd offense - cellular phone is confiscated;
              - parents are contacted;
              - cellular phone will be returned to the parent from a central location within the school;
              - the parent must sign to pick up the phone;
              - student receives ten (10) days out-of-school suspension.

         4th offense and all other violations will be governed as follows:
              - cellular phone is confiscated;
              - parents are contacted;
              - cellular phone will be returned to the parent from a central location within the school;
              - the parent must sign to pick up the phone;
              - student receives ten (10) days out-of-school suspension with a Student Discipline Hearing.

         Some cellular phone usage may require the Administrator to move immediately to the level of the offense as warranted by the gravity of the act.  Therefore, it is possible for a student with no prior cellular phone violations to be given ten (10) days out of school and a Student Discipline Hearing or any other level of punishment as determined solely by the principal.

    Violations which may require such actions are: texting during a test; sexually explicit pictures; threats against students or staff; refusal to cooperate with rules governing cellular phone usage; and school related threats made by cellular phones.


    The principal’s actions are in no way limited by the foregoing categories.