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Revised 11/3/17

Note: As of 1/1/18 Sussex Central High School will be the only IRSD school officially piloting the BYOD program, as such their school-specific policy is included below

Sussex Central High School Bring-Your-Own-Device Policy

Students will be allowed to use their cell phones before school, during transitions, at lunch, and in classrooms with teacher permission for INSTRUCTIONAL purposes only. As a condition of this permission, the student must assume all risk of loss, damage, and or theft of the cellular phone or other electronic devices.

Electronic Communication Devices (ECD) Usage Procedures and Restrictions:

Possession and use of a cellular phone or other ECD by a student is a privilege, which may be forfeited by any student who fails to abide by the terms and conditions of this rule, or otherwise engages in misuse of the ECD so as to violate the law or the Student Code of Conduct.

Students must adhere to the Student Code of Conduct and the Board’s acceptable use policy while using their ECD at school on school property, at after-school activities, and at school related functions. Students who inappropriately use their ECD at school will be subject to disciplinary action as set forth in the Student Code of Conduct.

A student is prohibited from using his/her ECD to make video recordings at school (except for photographs/videos used for instruction under the directive & consent of a teacher/administrator), to cheat or plagiarize, to bully or haze others, to disrupt the learning environment, to view or transmit pornographic, vulgar or inappropriate content, to post derogatory content on social media sites, or take unsolicited or unwelcome photographs/videos of students, staff or facilities. Disciplinary actions resulting from these types of circumstances will be aligned to the specific actions (i.e. bullying, harassment, academic cheating, etc.) rather than ECD actions noted below.

The following disciplinary actions may be imposed for a violation of the code of conduct rules

concerning ECDs, including:

• Confiscation of ECD – See 1st, 2nd, 3rd Offenses

• Warning by teacher or administrator

• Notification of parent

• Conference with student

• Detention

• In-school suspension

• Out-of school suspension

After a teacher/administrator has warned a student and contacted the parent for disruption related to his/her ECD, the following consequences will be expected:

First Offense – ECD confiscated. Cell Phone Discipline Form completed. No matter what time of day phone is confiscated, it will not be returned until the end of the day & parent is contacted. A Detention will be issued.

Second Offense – ECD confiscated. Cell Phone Discipline Form completed. No matter what time of day phone is confiscated, it will not be returned until the end of the day & parent is contacted.  A Detention will be issued for second offense.

Third Offense – ECD confiscated. Cell Phone Discipline Form completed. No matter what time of day phone is confiscated, it will not be returned until the end of the day & parent is contacted.  An in-school suspension will be issued for third offense.

Fourth & Subsequent Offense(s) – ECD confiscated. Cell Phone Discipline Form completed. No matter what time of day phone is confiscated, it will not be returned until the end of the day & parent is contacted.  An out-of-school suspension will be issued for fourth & subsequent offenses.