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PS 230’s Policy for Use of Cell Phones and Other Electronic Devices
· Students may bring cell phones, computing devices, and portable music and entertainment systems to school, but they may not be turned on or used at school.
· Cell phones and other electronic devices may not be turned on or used during fire drills or other emergency preparedness exercises.
· Cell phones or computing devices may not be turned on or used during the administration of any school quiz, test or examination, expect as authorized by the school, or pursuant to an Individualized Education Plan or a Section 504 accommodation plan.
· All cell phones and electronic devices must be turned off before entering school. They are not to be turned on until students have left school property.
· Students who use cell phones and other electronic devices in violation of the DOE’s Discipline code, the school’s policy, Chancellor’s Regulation A-413, and/or the DOE’s Internet Acceptable Use and Safety Policy will be subject to discipline in accordance with the guidance interventions and disciplinary responses set forth in the Discipline Code.
· Students who choose to bring cell phones, computing devices, and portable music and entertainment systems to school are fully responsible for that device/system by keeping that item and storing that item. PS 230 is not liable for any lost, stolen, or damaged cell phone, computing device, and portable music and entertainment system.
· If a school confiscates a cell phone, computing device, or portable music or entertainment system for violation of the DOE’s Discipline Code, the school’s policy, this regulation, and/or the Internet Acceptable Use and Safety Policy, the principal/designee must contact the student’s parent.
o 1st time – parent will be contacted and the device will be returned to the student at the end of the day
o 2nd time – parent will be contacted and required to come to school so that it can be returned to the parent
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