Cell Phones

The district allows students to possess telecommunication devices during the instructional day, or while attending school-sponsored or school-related activities during the instructional day, on or off school property, as long as the devices are concealed and not operable during the instructional day. Students may have telecommunication devices at after school extracurricular activities on or off school property.

At LJHS students must have written permission from a parent/guardian to possess a telecommunication device on campus. See attached form.

Students who violate this policy shall be subject to established disciplinary measures. District employees may confiscate any telecommunication device that is operable during the instructional day on school property or while attending during the instructional day, school-sponsored or school-related activities on or off school property.

Cell phones may be searched if the campus administrator has reasonable suspicion to believe that the contents of the cell phone have prohibited images or text. Using any device that permits recording the voice or image of another in any way that either disrupts the educational environment, invades the privacy of others, or is made without the prior consent of the parents shall be notified within two school days after the telecommunication device is confiscated. Notification shall also be made to the company whose name and address appear on the device. Confiscated telecommunication devices shall be held by the district for a period of 30 days after notification has been made. Parents or companies may obtain the release of the device for a fee to be determined by the Board. After the 30-day period has expired, the district shall dispose of the telecommunication device. [See policy FNCE LOCAL.]

The use of cell phones or telecommunications devices is prohibited during state-mandated testing. Cell phones or telecommunication devices will be collected by the test facilitator and kept in a secured area until the student is allowed to leave the testing area. Students will be subject to campus discipline.

Secondary Confiscation of Cell Phones or Electronic Device Protocol

Any district employee that confiscates a telecommunication or electronic device must:

1. Label to indicate who the device belongs to,
2. Secure item in a locked teacher’s desk or cabinet,
3. Turn the item into the office as soon as possible.
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