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5518 Policy_Cell Phones and Electronic Communication Devices

Students are generally prohibited from using or displaying in plain sight electronic communication devices (ECDs)
including, but not limited to, cell phones and pagers during the school day, in school buildings and vehicles, and at
all school sponsored activities. However, the Board of Education recognizes the value of students maintaining
communication with their parents/guardians and other appropriate persons for health, safety and educational
purposes. Therefore, use of ECDs may be permitted only if use by the student is determined to be for a medical,
school, educational, vocational, or other legitimate use. Such possession or use of an ECD may not, in any way:
    A. Disrupt the educational process in the School District;
    B. Endanger the health or safety of the student or anyone else;
    C. Invade the rights of others at school;
    D. Involve illegal or prohibited conduct of any kind.
Possession of a cellular telephone or other ECD by a student is a privilege, which may be forfeited by any student
who fails to abide by the terms of this policy, or otherwise engages in misuse of this privilege.
Violations of this policy may result in disciplinary action against the student, up to and including expulsion.
Any student possessing an ECD shall be responsible for its care. At no time shall the District be responsible for
preventing theft, loss or damage to any ECD.
The Superintendent shall prepare procedures consistent with this policy.
118.258 Wis. Stats.

Approved/Adopted: July 13, 2009

Sharon Weinstock,
Aug 8, 2011, 9:14 AM