717.  CELLULAR TELEPHONES - Pg.

717.  CELLULAR TELEPHONES PROVIDED BY DISTRICT

1.        Purpose

The Board recognizes that the use of cellular telephones by District employees may be appropriate and necessary to provide for the effective and efficient operation of the District. In addition, the use of cellular telephones can help to ensure the safety and security of District property, staff, students and others while on District property or engaged in District-sponsored activities.

2.        Authority

        Pol. 624

The Board authorizes the purchase and employee use of cellular telephones.

Cellular telephones provided to employees by the District shall be used for authorized District business purposes.

3.        Guidelines

        Pol. 317, 417, 517

Expenses incurred for personal use of district-provided cellular telephones above and beyond the allotted phone plan minutes shall be reimbursed to the District by the employee.

Use of cellular telephones by employees in violation of Board policy, administrative regulations, and/or federal or state laws shall result in discipline, as appropriate.

4.        Delegation of         Responsibility

The Superintendent or designee shall determine which employees receive District-provided cellular telephones for business purposes.

The Superintendent or designee shall develop administrative regulations to implement this policy, including a uniform and controlled system for identifying employee cellular telephone needs, monitoring employee use, and reimbursement.

The Superintendent or designee shall develop administrative regulations for staff use of privately owned cellular telephones for authorized District business.

References:

Internal Revenue Code – 26 U.S.C. Sec. 1 et seq.

Board Policy – 317, 417, 517, 624

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