Effective immediately, the Little Rock School District is piloting a new cell phone policy for the responsible use of cell phones at all five high schools for the 2015-2016 school year. The new pilot policy will allow students to have their phones in their possession, but they cannot use them, and the phones cannot make any noise at all, unless the use is authorized by the classroom teacher. LRSD recognizes the potential of cell phones and other electronic devices to be effective instructional tools and educational classroom resources.
According to the policy, JICJ, ‘Students are responsible for conducting themselves in a manner that respects the rights of others and minimizes any distractions that occur in the learning environment.’ To view the full policy governing the pilot use of cell phones at Central, Hall, J.A. Fair, McClellan and Parkview, click here.
The same disciplinary procedures currently in place for the possession and use of cell phones will apply to the unauthorized use of cell phones or electronic devices. Click here to view the 2015-2016 Student Handbook. See rule 24 regarding use of cell phones and other electronic devices on page 75. Unauthorized cell phone use is a category 2 offense (see page 34).