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CELL PHONES

Due to the proliferation of cell phones, the frequency of disciplinary infractions

related to both the inadvertent and the intentional violations of the Code of Conduct

rules, and with the increasing sophistication of these devices leading to the increasingly

serious nature of some offenses [such as cheating, violations of privacy with

unauthorized photographs, and similar issues], the Disciplinary Committee of the Board

and the majority of middle and secondary level principals recommended much greater

restrictions on the possession of phones at school and more serious consequences for

the violations of these restrictions.

The changes may be summarized as follows:

• Students can have phones on them if they are off and not being attempted to use

• The punishments for violations have changed significantly as well. Please see the student agenda for changes.

• Disciplinary consequences are: (as outlined by the Board):

- first offense; Warning, loss of privilege for 10 days

- second offense; Warning (2), loss of privilege for 20 days

- third offense; 1 day of ISS, loss privilege for the year

- fourth offense: further suspensions as needed per administration