SCHOOL-BASED POLICY OF HIGH SCHOOL OF ART & DESIGN

FOR USE OF CELL PHONES AND ELECTRONIC DEVICES, COMPUTING DEVICES, AND PORTABLE MUSIC AND ENTERTAINMENT SYSTEMS ON SCHOOL PROPERTY:

  1. Cell phones and portable music and entertainment systems may not be turned on or used during the administration of any school quiz, test or examination.
  2. Computing devices may not be turned on or used during the administration of any school quiz, test or examination, except where such use has been explicitly authorized by the school or is contained in an Individualized Education Program or Section 504 Plan.
  3. Use of cell phones, computing devices, portable music and entertainment systems and other electronic devices during the administration of state standardized examinations is governed by State Education Department Rules.
  4. Cell phones, computing devices and portable music and entertainment systems may not be turned on or used during school fire drills or other emergency preparedness exercises.
  5. Cell phones, computing devices, and portable music and entertainment systems may not be used in locker rooms or bathrooms.

Cell phones, computing devices, portable music and entertainment systems may be used as set forth below consistent with Regulation A-413:

During the school day:

  • May not be turned on or used during instructional time, except for instructional and educational purposes with the explicit approval of the teacher.
  • May be used during the following non-instructional times of the school day: Lunch periods in the following designated areas: School Cafeteria.

Confiscation and return of electronic items

Measures will be instituted in a progressive fashion. Such measures may include, but are not limited to:

  • warnings
  • confiscation of item and return at end of school day
  • confiscation of item and return following parent conference
  • confiscation of item and return following student entering into behavioral contract
  • revocation of privilege to bring item to school.

 Cellphone Policy.pdf