Section 9  Technology                                                                     (Acrobat File)
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  Student Use of Personal Technology

The School Board is committed to providing all students a safe and secure learning environment. The use of personal technology is a privilege, not a right, and will only be permitted if a signed authorization form (Acceptable Use of Personal Technology Authorization Form) is on file with the school district indicating compliance with current procedures and safeguards and may require the payment of a fee if provided for in the related Administrative Procedure. 

Examples of electronic devices that are used as study aids include but are not limited to: devices with audio or video recording, MP3 players, some cellular telephones, smartphones, laptop computers, Chromebooks®, and tablet computers or devices, e.g., iPads®.

Examples of electronic devices that are not used as study aids include but are not limited to: hand-held electronic games, CD players, MP3 players used for a purpose other than a study aid, global positioning systems (GPS), radios, and cellular telephones (with or without cameras) used for a purpose other than a study aid.

The use of technology as educational material in a curriculum-based program is not a necessity but a privilege, and a student does not have an absolute right to use his or her electronic device while at school. If applicable, using technology as a study aid must always follow the established rules. Using technology at all other times must always follow the established rules for cell phones and other electronic devices at school.

The District is not responsible for the loss, theft, or damage of personal technology. In order to achieve this goal, the use of personal technology on school grounds by students will be allowed under the following conditions. 

For students in grades Pre-K through 5:

  1. Personal technology will not be utilized during school hours.

  2. During school hours, students will be required to turn off all personal technology and keep it off their person. 

  3. Parents may apply for a waiver for medical/academic purposes for the use of personal technology during school hours.

  4. Personal technology will be permitted before and after school.

If personal technology usage is deemed inappropriate disciplinary action will be taken as outlined in Student Discipline Policy 7:190.

For students in grades 6 through 8:
  1. Personal technology will be allowed during school hours as long as it is stored out of sight and non-disruptive.

  2. Personal technology may be utilized during school for academic purposes with direct guidance from teachers.

  3. Parents may apply for a waiver for medical/academic purposes for the use of personal technology during school hours.

  4. Personal technology is not allowed during lunch hours.

  5. Students will be allowed to use personal technology before and after school on District property or during district-sponsored or related activities as long as it is not disruptive or inappropriate.

  6. Personal technology shall not be used for inappropriate purposes.


If personal technology usage is deemed inappropriate, disciplinary action will be taken as outlined in Student Behavior Policy 7:190. 


Reviewed: July 8, 2014, December 8, 2014, June 27, 2016, December 13, 2021

Adopted: August 11, 2014
Revisions Adopted: January 12, 2015,
August 1, 2016, January 18, 2022