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Cells Phones Not Permitted in Class at FPS

Per the Fairbury Jr-Sr HS Student Handbook, students may not use cell phones or other electronic devices while at school, except as permitted under specific reasons outlined in the handbook. Here is what the handbook says.
Non-instructional Times
Students may use cell phones or other electronic devices on the school sidewalks, in the commons area before and after school, during lunch and during passing periods so long as they do not create a distraction or disruption. Students may not use cell phones or other electronic devices while they are in locker rooms or restrooms.
Students may not use cell phones or other electronic devices while riding in a school vehicle unless they have permission to do so from the vehicle’s driver.
Instructional Time
During the school day, students are expected to place cell phones and/or earbuds in classroom caddies at the start of each period. Students will pick-up cell phones and/or earbuds at the end of each period. Students may not use cell phones in class unless told to do so by a teacher for educational purposes.
Students are personally and solely responsible for the security of their cell phones and other electronic devices. The school district is not responsible for theft, loss, or damage of a cell phone or any calls made on a cell phone.
Students who utilize any device to video or photograph a teacher, staff member or student without the permission of that person and then use this video or photograph in an inappropriate or unauthorized manner, will be subject to disciplinary action including detention, suspension or expulsion based on the use of the video/photos.
If a student fails to put his/her cell phone and/or earbuds in the classroom caddie OR his/her cell phone creates a disruption to the learning environment the following consequences will be given:
All students will be warned of our cell phone policy
1st Offense- 30 minutes of detention. Cell phone will be taken away and turned into the office. If the student is unable to serve detention the day of the offense, the cell phone will be given back to the student at the end of the school day. However, the cell phone will be turned into the office each subsequent day at arrival until the detention is served. This detention must be served either before or after school.
2nd Offense- 1 hour detention. Cell phone will be taken away and turned into the office. If the student is unable to serve detention the day of the offense, the cell phone will be given back to the student at the end of the school day. However, the cell phone will be turned into the office each subsequent day at arrival until the detention is served. This detention must be served either before or after school.
3rd and Subsequent Offenses- Two hours detention. Cell phone will be taken away and turned into the office. If the student is unable to serve detention the day of the offense, the cell phone will be given back to the student at the end of the school day. However, the cell phone will be turned into the office each subsequent day at arrival until the detention is served. This detention must be served either before or after school.
Failure to hand over a cell phone when requested by a paraeducator, teacher, or administrator will result in an out-of-school (OSS) suspension for the remainder of that day and the next day for a first offense, 2 days for a second offense, 5 days for a third and subsequent offenses. These events would still count as a cell phone violation when determining the total number of offenses. Students repeatedly serving OSS for cell phone violations may be required to turn their cell phone into the office at the start of each school day for a duration determined by administration.
The taking, disseminating, transferring, or sharing of obscene, pornographic, lewd, or otherwise illegal images or photographs, whether by electronic data transfer or otherwise may constitute a crime under state and/or federal law. Any person engaged in these activities while on school grounds, in a school vehicle or at a school activity will be subject to the disciplinary procedures of the student code of conduct. Any student found to be in possession of obscene, pornographic, lewd, or otherwise illegal images or photographs will be promptly referred to law enforcement and/or other state or federal agencies, which may result in arrest, criminal prosecution, and possible inclusion on sex offender registries.

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