• Cell Phone Policy
     
    BP 5131.2

    SANTEE SCHOOL DISTRICT

    9625 CUYAMACA STREET

    Santee, CA 92071-2674

    (619) 258-2300

    POSSESSION OF CELLULAR PHONES AND OTHER PERSONAL ELECTRONIC

    SIGNALING DEVICES

    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:

    First Offense:

    the device will be confiscated and returned at the end of the school

    day

    Second Offense:

    the device will be confiscated and the parent must personally reclaim

    the device

    Third Offense:

    will result in an in-school suspension, the device will be confiscated

    and the parent must personally reclaim the device.

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    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.

    Legal Reference:

    EDUCATION CODE:

    48901.5

    GOVERNMENT CODE:

    Administrative Regulations Reference:

    Adopted: October 4, 2005

    Revised: August 18, 2009

Last Modified on August 21, 2009