Possession of a wireless communication or other electronic device 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.
A student may possess a wireless communication or other electronic device in school, on school property, at after school activities and at school-related functions, provided that during school hours and on school vehicles the wireless communication or other electronic device remains powered down, silenced, and stored out of sight unless authorized by staff.
During after school activities when directed by the administrator or sponsor, wireless communication and other electronic devices shall be powered down and silenced - not just placed into vibrate or silent mode.
Violations of this policy may result in disciplinary action and/or confiscation of the wireless communication or electronic device.
The student who possesses a wireless communication or electronic device is responsible for its care. The School Board is not responsible for preventing theft, loss, damage, or vandalism to cellular telephones or electronic devices brought onto its property.
Revised - HCPS - June 23, 2015