Rules for Electronic Devices

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     PERSONAL ELECTRONIC DEVICES: CELL PHONES, I-PODS, NOOKS, LAPTOPS, MP3 PLAYERS, ELECTRONIC GAMES, ETC. 

    The Ben Eielson School environment is intended to foster quality academic experiences as well as healthy social relationships and personal development. Additionally, students must learn the appropriate use of electronic devices in order to function in a digital world. Ben Eielson regulates the use of cellular telephones and other mobile learning devices, as well as other electronic devices such as games and players differently for junior high and high school students as follows:

    Terms and Conditions for Junior High Students:
    • may only use and possess-on-their-person their personal electronic devices prior to 7:45 am and after 2:15 pm
    • all electronic devices must remain off and stored in the student’s locker during the school day
    • students assume all risk of loss, damage or theft of their electronic device(s)
    • students shall have access to “land line” school phones during school hours per school guidelines (see pg.14)
    • violations of these terms and conditions of possession and use of personnel electronic devices may result in school-based consequences*

    Terms and Conditions for High School Students:
    • may possess-on-their-person their personal electronic device at school at all times, however an electronic device may be confiscated by school authorities pursuant to School Board Policy 804
    • students assume all risk of loss, damage or theft of their electronic device(s)
    • may use personal electronic devices on school grounds as follows:
    • prior to 7:45 am, after 2:15 pm, during passing periods, and during lunch
    • during class with teacher permission and supervision
    • at school and school-sponsored activities (assemblies, etc.), in compliance with administrator or staff directives
    • may not use personal electronic devices in the junior high hallway during the academic day or in the cafeteria during junior high lunch
    • violations of these terms and conditions of possession and use of personnel electronic devices may result in school-based consequences*

    *Junior high and high school students violating the above described terms and conditions of possession and use of personnel electronic devices are subject to the following school-based consequences:

    1st offense: 1 hour detention, principal’s discretion
    2nd offense: 3 hour detention
    3rd offense: 1 day in-school suspension, parent contact
    4th offense: 3 days in-school suspension, parent contact
    5th and following offenses: Follows insubordination discipline schedule beginning at the 2nd offense level.

    Students are subject to the FNSB School District’s behavior standards, and misuse of personal electronic devices may result in more serious disciplinary consequences, up to and including expulsion. Examples of electronic device misuse include, but are not limited to, viewing an inappropriate Internet site or one normally blocked to students; the transmission of verbal or written conduct, or digital images which harass, bully, intimidate or threaten, and using a camera to embarrass an individual or engage in academic dishonesty (see SBP 804 and 1045 - 1048).