Students 129 UNAUTHORIZED COMMUNICATION DEVICES

 

The use or display of personal audio visual equipment such as, but not limited to MP3 player, IPOD, Game Boy, cellular phone or like devices is prohibited during regular school hours at elementary schools.  During the 2014-2015 school year the pilot program will continue at the high schools and begin at the middle school for second semester granting high school and middle school students permission to use specific electronic devices in designated areas.

 

The administration and staff will provide students with clear expectations/rules regarding the appropriate uses of electronic devices.  Students will also be provided with the following list of unacceptable uses/behaviors of electronic devices at school:

 

 

Refer to the Student Code of Conduct for consequences and discipline to be applied for the violation of this policy and the high school pilot program.  

 

The Superintendent shall develop regulations for the implementation of this policy.

 

Revised From: 01/02, 6/10, 9/12, 9/14

First Reading Coordination: 8/26/13

First Reading IT: 9/8/14

Second Reading and Adoption by BOSC: 8/26/13; 9/8/14; 9/22/14

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MANCHESTER SCHOOL DISTRICT

High School and Middle School Pilot Program 2014-2015 School Year

Guidelines for the Use of Electronic Devices

CELL PHONES AND/OR OTHER COMMUNICATION DEVICES

  1. USE
  1. Students may use their cell phones during the school day in designated areas only.
  2. All other communication devices are strictly prohibited.
  3. Cell phone usage is limited to texting.
  4. Phone calls are prohibited.
  5. A cell phone that is “POWERED ON” between the hours of 7:00 am – 4:00 pm will be considered “in use.”

  1. DESIGNATED AREAS
  1. Cafeteria study halls
  2. Classroom study halls
  3. Corridors and/or hallways
  4. Cafeteria lunches
  5. Classrooms when use is for an approved classroom activity

  1. RESTRICTED AREAS
  1. Classrooms
  2. Library/Media Center
  3. Main Office areas
  4. Guidance Office areas

iPODS, MP3 AND/OR OTHER PERSONAL ELECTRONIC AUDIO DEVICES

  1. USE
  1. Students may use personal electronic audio devices (iPods, MP3 players) during the school day in designated areas only.
  2. Gameboys, Sony PSPs and other forms of entertainment electronic devices are prohibited.

  1. DESIGNATED AREAS
  1. Cafeteria study halls
  2. Classroom study halls
  3. Corridors and/or hallways
  4. Cafeteria lunches

  1. RESTRICTED AREAS
  1. Classrooms
  2. Library/Media Center
  3. Main Office areas
  4. Guidance Office areas