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Updated Cell Phone Policy
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Monday, August 06, 2018

August 6, 2018


The following policy from the student handbook has been updated. Please see information below.

Cell Phones UPDATED 2018

Students are allowed to bring a cell phone to school, however, they are not permitted to use them without permission from a teacher or staff member. This includes sending and receiving text messages. All phones must be given to a student’s homeroom teacher upon arrival and will be placed in a grade level basket that is kept in the office each day. Phones are returned to students at the end of the school day.


The Marion County Board of Education will not be liable for any devices lost, stolen or destroyed. Accountability and maintenance for the device will be the sole responsibility of the student, parents, or guardian.


Absolutely, under no circumstance will cell phones be allowed in restrooms and dressing/locker rooms.


For safety reasons, student cell phone use is not allowed before and after school during bus and car arrival/dismissal times. Please do not call or text your child during these times. If students are using  their phones without permission, they will be taken up and kept at school for five (5) school days. If a student needs to make a call, they need to ask permission from the teacher(s) on duty. Land lines are always available for student use.  


If your child violates the cell phone policy, the following consequences will be in effect.


1st Time violation = Phone is returned to student at end of school day.


2nd Time Violation = Parent/Guardian must pick up phone.


3rd Time Violation = Student will be considered defiant which is a Category II offense, which could result in suspension.  

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