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It is the policy of the Board of Education that a student may possess a wireless telecommunications device while on school premises, or while in transit under the authority of the school, or while attending any function sponsored or authorized by the school upon prior written consent of both the student's parent or guardian, and the superin­tendent or the superintendent's designee.


Upon reasonable suspicion, the superintendent, principal, teacher, or security personnel shall have the authority to detain and search, or authorize the search of, any student or property in the possession of the student for unauthorized wireless telecommunication devices. 


Students found to be using any electronic communications device for any illegal purpose, violation of privacy, or to in any way send or receive personal messages, data, or information that would contribute to or constitute cheating on tests or examinations shall be subject to disci­pline and the device shall be confiscated and not returned until a parent conference has been held.  Students violating this rule will be disallowed from carrying any personal communication device following the incident unless a bona fide health emergency exists. 


Students found to be in possession of or using a wireless telecommunications device in violation of the rules shall be subject to disciplinary action under the student discipline policy, including, but not limited to confiscation of the device pending parent/guardian conference, detention, or suspension.  Punishment for violation will be determined by the administration on a case-by-case basis.  Where appropriate, police authorities may be contacted.





REFERENCE:    70 O.S. §24-101.1, et seq.

                                70 O.S. §24-102