Cell Phone Policy
District 27J Cell phone Policy - JICI
Use of Cell Phones on School Grounds:
Student use/possession of a cell phone depends on the grade level of the student. The following categories outline the grade levels and authorized use/possession of cell phones by students. No student, at any grade level, shall use a cell phone or electronic device to engage in, promote or facilitate any other conduct that violates the student code of conduct, other superintendent policies or regulations, or state or federal law. If the building principal or designee believes a student’s possession or use of a cell phone or other electronic devices may involve a violation of the law, the building principal or designee may also refer the matter to
- Elementary Schools: Student use of cell phones is prohibited. If a student is asked to carry a cell phone by parents (ie the student walks home and phone is for safety), the phone must be kept in a secure location until the end of the day.
- Middle Schools: Students may use cell phones before and after school, as long as they do not create a distraction or a disruption. Use of cell phones during the school day is prohibited and they will be powered completely off, concealed and secured.
- High Schools: Students may use cell phones before and after school, as long as they do not create a distraction or disruption. Students may also use cell phones during passing periods and during the lunch break, as long as they do not create a distraction or a disruption or cause the student to be tardy for the next period. During the entire class period, cell phones will be secured in lockers, backpacks, or vehicles.
Brighton High School Cell Phone Policy Expectations
Cell phone usage during class time will not be permitted at Brighton High School. All cell phones must be turned off or silenced and put away in lockers, backpacks or vehicles.. Cell phones pose a distraction to the classroom instruction and student’s ability to concentrate and focus on the learning at hand.
1st Offense - Cell phone confiscated by teacher/staff member and not returned to the student until the end of the class period. Teacher/staff member calls parents/guardian to inform them of the incident & documents in IC.
2nd Offense - Cell phone confiscated by teacher/staff member and taken to the main office to be held until the end of the day. Student can pick up cell phone at the end of the day from the main office. Teacher/Staff member calls parents/guardian to inform them of the incident & documents in IC.
3rd Offense - Cell phone confiscated by teacher/staff member and taken to the main office for the parent to pick up. A discipline referral is submitted to Administration through Infinite Campus for discipline action. Administration will call parents & document in IC.
File: JICG -2
TOBACCO, NICOTINE AND CONTROLLED SUBSTANCE DELIVERY MECHANISMS
School districts are required by law to have a policy prohibiting student use or possession of tobacco at school and in related locations as described in Superintendent Policy JK – Student Code of Conduct. Parents or students who have concerns or questions about student tobacco, nicotine and drug issues are encouraged to contact a school counselor or mental health provider, school administration, or District administration to discuss resources that may be available to assist them.
- Violations. State and federal law and District Policy prohibit the use or possession of any tobacco or nicotine product or controlled substance on school property. This includes marijuana, even if legally purchased through retail establishments or prescribed.
The use or possession of any delivery mechanism or device that could be used for the consumption, ingestion, inhalation or application of tobacco or nicotine products or controlled substances is prohibited on school grounds. This includes without limitation pipes, hookah pens, vaporizers, and electronic cigarettes. In addition to violating District Policy, such devices compromise the health and well-being of students and staff members, and their use on school grounds is disruptive to the learning environment. Because such devices may be used with either tobacco or nicotine products or with controlled substances, disciplinary consequences more severe than are imposed for tobacco/nicotine products are warranted.
- Consequences and Interventions. The typical progression of interventions for violations of
this policy will be as follows:
2.1 1st Offense – Education about the policy should be provided and student may be suspended out of school for up to one (1) day. Alternative to suspension opportunities may be considered by school administration as described in District Policy JKD – Student Due Process. The device will be confiscated and will only be returned to parents upon request.
2.2 2nd Offense – Student may be suspended for up to three (3) days in or out of school. Alternative to suspension opportunities may be considered by school administration as described in District Policy JKD – Student Due Process. The device will be confiscated.
2.3 3rd Offense – Student may be suspended up to five (5) days.
- Using, possessing or being under the influence of tobacco, nicotine or controlled substances are separate offenses that may warrant discipline in addition to the consequences described above and as set forth in the applicable District Policies
Adopted: August 2, 2019
LEGAL REFS: C.R.S. 22-32-109 (1) (bb) (1) C.R.S. 25-14-103.5 (6)
CROSS REFS: IHAM, Health Instruction
File: JICG -2
KFA, Public Conduct on District Property JK, Student Code of Conduct JKD, Student Due Process JICG, Student Tobacco and Nicotine Violations JICH, Student Drug and Alcohol Violations