School administrators and teachers will define and direct appropriate use of cell phones and other personal communication devices (i.e. tech eyeglasses, rings, smart watches, cell phones, laptops, tablets, mp3 players, earbuds, etc.) on school grounds. Cell phones may be used as instructed by the teacher and will be stored away during class at the teacher’s discretion. Neither Bradley County Schools nor its employees shall be responsible for the loss, damage or theft of personal communication or electronic devices. (BOE Policy 6.312) When using cell phones as an instructional tool in the classroom, the teacher will give directions as to what is allowed. Refusal to follow these guidelines, the student will be subject to the following:
1st Violation – The phone will be held by the teacher until the end of the block.
2nd Violation – The phone will be held until the end of day by the academy administrator.
3rd Violation – The phone must be picked up by a parent/guardian.
Additional Violations– The phone will be confiscated for 30 calendar days and returned to a parent/guardian. (BOE Policy 6.312)