Cell Phone Use Policy
First Offense: Confiscation of the device for 5 school days*
Second Offense: Confiscation of the device for 10 school days*
Third Offense: Confiscation of the device for 15 school days*
Rule 24: Possession/Use of Paging Devices, Cellular Phones and/or Other Electronic Communication Devices
The use or possession of an Electronic Device, as hereafter defined, on a school campus, on a school bus
or at a school‐related activity, during the regular school day, is prohibited unless prior written
authorization for the possession of the Electronic Device has been obtained by the student in possession
of the Electronic Device. [See Arkansas Code Annotated 6‐18‐502(b)(3)(D)]. For purposes of this rule,
“Electronic Device” shall mean a cellular telephone, pager, music player, video game player, camera or
any other similar device capable of (1) communicating by voice, text message or email; (2) playing music
or video; (3) recording voice or video images, or (4) otherwise sending or receiving electronic
information. The regular school day shall commence when the school campus is opened in the morning,
and shall end when the last regular classroom instructional period is completed. Prior written
authorization for possession of an electronic device may be granted for medical reasons or other specific
compelling reasons as determined by the principal or the principal’s designee at the campus in question.
Any student in possession of an Electronic Device in violation of this rule shall immediately surrender
possession of the Electronic Device, without regard to the ownership of the Electronic Device.
*Parent/guardian(s) (or anyone listed on the student’s Pupil Information Form) must pick‐up the device
on or after the specified date, during school hours. The Electronic Device Confiscation Form given to the
student at the time of the confiscation must be presented, as well as identification. The adult picking up
the item must first describe the item and then sign indicating they have taken possession.
Note: If the student refuses to relinquish the electronic device when asked by a person of authority, this
will be considered a violation of the following: Category One Offense: Rule 2: Failure or Refusal
(insubordination) to Follow Reasonable Directives of School Staff and/or School Rules and
Regulations. If a student exhibits other inappropriate behavior, he/she will be sanctioned
according to the Student Handbook"