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Cell Phone Policy

New Board Policy (BP) 5131.8 Mobile Communication Devices

  • Please CLICK HERE for the policy in its entirety
  • New policy reflects new law (AB 272) which authorizes boards to limit or prohibit student use of smartphones while at school or while under supervision and control of a district employee, except under specified circumstances (i.e., in an emergency, with permission of teacher or administrator, when directed by student health care provider, when required by a student’s individualized education program). Policy also addresses reasonable search of students’ mobile communication devices, employees’ authority to confiscate a device, and discipline for off-campus use of a mobile communication device which possess a threat of danger to the safety of students, staff, or district property or substantially disrupts school activities.