Cell Phone PolicyBP 5131.2
SANTEE SCHOOL DISTRICT
9625 CUYAMACA STREET
Santee, CA 92071-2674
POSSESSION OF CELLULAR PHONES AND OTHER PERSONAL ELECTRONIC
Students may possess personal electronic signaling devices including but not limited to
pagers, beepers, and cellular/digital phones. The school is not responsible for any
electronic device brought onto a school campus.
Electronic communication of any kind is prohibited on school grounds except under the
direct supervision of a teacher with prior approval from site administration. Each school
will designate a “phone zone” where phones may be used before or after school but
under no circumstances during school hours.
Permitted devices shall:
1. Be turned off at all times during the school day, and at any other time when
directed by a district employee;
2. Not disrupt the educational program or school activity;
3. Be turned off at all times during instructional study trips or at 6
th Grade Camp;
4. Be turned off at all times while riding on a school bus; and
5. Not be connected or linked to school district electronic information systems.
The basic rule will be: SEE IT, USE IT, HEAR IT, TAKE IT. Therefore, if an electronic
device is seen, used, or heard, the following procedures will be put in place:
the device will be confiscated and returned at the end of the school
the device will be confiscated and the parent must personally reclaim
will result in an in-school suspension, the device will be confiscated
and the parent must personally reclaim the device.
A student who violates this policy may be prohibited from possessing a personal
electronic signaling device at school or school-related events.
No student shall be prohibited from possessing or using an electronic signaling device
that is determined by a licensed physician or surgeon to be essential for the student's
health. The use of this device will be limited to health-related purposes.
Administrative Regulations Reference:
Adopted: October 4, 2005
Revised: August 18, 2009