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 6th 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 day
The device will be confiscated and turned into the office. The student may retreive device from the Vice Principal at the end of the day.
The device will be confiscated and turned into the office. Parent will be contacted must personally reclaim the device from the Vice Principal.
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