Cell Phones and other Electronic DevicesPossession and Use of Personal Telecommunications Devices, Including Cell Phones, and Other Electronic Devices for 7th-12th Grade Students
For safety purposes, the district permits students to possess personal mobile telephones, smart watches, and other electronic devices. Electronic device use during the day will be determined by the campus administration. Devices are prohibited during all testing, unless authorized by a teacher. All electronic devices are prohibited on campus at the Dillard Special Achievement Center.
The use of mobile telephones or any device capable of capturing images is strictly prohibited in locker rooms or restroom areas while at school or at a school-related or school-sponsored event.
If a student uses a telecommunications device that interrupts the school environment without authorization during the school day, the device may be confiscated. Confiscated telecommunications devices that are not retrieved by the student or the student’s parents will be disposed of after the notice required by law. [See policy FNCE.]
In limited circumstances and in accordance with law, a student’s personal telecommunications device may be searched by authorized personnel. [See Searches and policy FNF.]
Any disciplinary action will be in accordance with the Student Code of Conduct. The district is not responsible for damaged, lost, or stolen telecommunications devices.
Instructional Use of Personal Telecommunications and Other Electronic Devices
In some cases, students may find it beneficial or might be encouraged to use personal telecommunications or other personal electronic devices for instructional purposes while on campus. Students must obtain prior approval to use personal telecommunications or other personal electronic devices for instructional purposes while on campus. Students must also sign a user agreement that contains applicable rules for use (separate from this handbook).
All personal devices must be turned off during the instructional day when not in use for approved instructional purposes. Violations of the user agreement may result in withdrawal of privileges and other disciplinary action.
Allen Independent School District Student Handbook, pp. 49-50
Last Modified on April 30, 2022