DPS STUDENT CELL PHONE POLICY

Rule I.A-2            Electronic Devices. Unless specifically authorized by a teacher or school administrator, students shall not use, display, or have in the “on” position any personal electronic communication or entertainment device, including cell phones, pagers, music players, electronic games, or similar items, during instructional time or mandatory school assemblies and activities. 

Any device possessed or used in violation of this policy may be confiscated and held for return to the student’s parent or guardian.

Laser pointers and other electronic devices that could damage eyesight or otherwise cause physical harm are specifically covered by this policy.  Depending on the circumstances, such items may also constitute “weapons” under Rule III-3, and the student may be disciplined accordingly. 

Students shall be personally and solely responsible for the security of their electronic devices or personal technology devices.  The Durham Public Schools is not responsible for any electronic devices or personal technology devices that are lost, stolen or damaged while on school property or at school events.


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