Electronic Communication Devices

Students may utilize their devices in the classroom when the teacher deems appropriate as an instructional tool for educational purposes. These devices include but are not to be limited to the following: cell phones, smart phones, iPhones, iPods and mp3 players.

Elementary students (K-5) are required to keep their devices turned off and stored away; they may only be utilized in the classroom when the teacher deems appropriate as an instructional tool for educational
purposes.

Middle students (6-8) are required to keep their devices turned off and stored away; they may only be utilized in the classroom when the teacher deems appropriate as an instructional tool for educational purposes. The students may use cell phone devices during lunchtime within the timelines deemed appropriate by campus administration. Note: The middle school policy has been revised for 2012-13.

High students (9-12) may use their devices during passing periods and lunchtimes unless they have violated this policy and lost the privilege as a disciplinary measure.

District employees may confiscate any electronic communication device if it clearly is not being used as an educational device in the classroom. If an electronic communication device is confiscated it shall be handed over to the campus administration no later than the end of the teacher’s workday.

Parents shall be notified within two school days after the electronic communication device is confiscated with an explanation for the confiscation. The electronic device may be returned to either the parent or the student.

Students who violate this policy shall be subject to the disciplinary measures outlined in the Code of Conduct.

Please note: Birdville ISD Communications Departments reserves the right to delete comments that are offensive or off-topic.

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