Cell Phone Policy

Phone use is prohibited during school hours on school campus.

Phones shall be turned off during class time unless the student is given specific permission to use it by the teacher of the class of which it is being used.  Current Catoosa County Policy will be followed if a student uses a cell phone in class.

Restrictions on cell phone usage:  Students are prohibited from using their cell phone to make video recordings at school, without teacher permission or school authorization; to cheat or plagiarize, to bull or haze others, to disrupt the learning environment, the view pornographic, vulgar, or inappropriate content, to post derogatory content on social media sites, or take unsolicited or unwelcome photographs of students, staff, or facilities.

Since cell phone use may allow students to access the internet, the following restrictions apply:  Students must adhere to the Student Code of Conduct while using their cell phone at school.  Cell phones may not be used for commercial purposes or for-profit activities.  It is prohibited for students to send emails or other forms of electronic communication of libelous or inflammatory language, denouncing or harassing communication, sexually explicit language, racially offensive language, or to impersonate others.  Students must adhere to acceptable use policies of any websites they visit.  Students may not visit any website with content which would violate the system’s acceptable use policy or Student Code of Conduct.

Students who inappropriately use their cell phone at school will be subject to discipline as stipulated in the Student Code of Conduct.  Additionally, students may lose their privilege of using their cell phone at school for a length of time to be determined by the school administrators.
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