Cf: IFBGA, JD
CELLULAR TELEPHONES AND OTHER ELECTRONIC DEVICES
No student, unless authorized by the school principal or his/her designee, or as permitted under the Bring Your Own Technology (BYOT) initiative, shall use, or operate any cellular telephone, personal computer, laptop, electronic instrument, iPad, iPod, tablet device, e-reader, or similar devices during the normal school hours of operation in any Bossier Parish school building, on the grounds thereof, or in any school bus. Normal school hours can include detention: before, during or after school. Violation of this policy shall be grounds for disciplinary action by the school, including, but not limited to, suspension and/or expulsion from school.
If a student’s cell phone is seen or heard during the normal school hours of operation, the phone will be confiscated and turned in to the appropriate administrator. At the first offense, the parents will be contacted and required to come to the school to retrieve the device. Upon subsequent offenses, students may only have their phone returned by paying the designated fines:
Refusal to relinquish a device shall constitute willful disobedience and shall be handled accordingly.
The school shall not be responsible for confiscated items if not picked up by parent within ten (10) days of the last day of school. The School Board shall not be responsible for any electronic devices, including cell phones, lost or damaged while on School Board property.
A properly authorized medical device worn by a student shall not be considered to be in violation of this policy.
Revised: June 17, 2012
Revised: June 7, 2018
Ref: La. Rev. Stat. Ann. §§17:239, 17:416, 17:416.1
Board minutes, 6-17-11, 6-7-18
Bossier Parish School Board