Cell Phone Policy

2019-2020 Updated Cell Phone Policy

We believe students should be fully engaged in their learning.  For that reason, neither students nor staff should be using cell phones during class for non-academic reasons.  Teachers are expected to address this off-task behavior just as they would any other off-task behavior by utilizing the steps outlined below.

 

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

law enforcement.

 

  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. 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.