Cell Phone Policy
The District allows students to possess cell phones while on school property or while attending school-sponsored or school related activities on or off school property. Cell phones must remain turned off, out of sight, and not used during the instructional day, unless permitted by the teacher for instructional purposes. Cell phones are permitted on school transportation as long as they are used in a respectful manner. If the use of a cell phone becomes a distraction to the driver or the transportation of students, school disciplinary action may be taken.
During designated cafeteria times, secondary students may listen to music with one earbud.
Students who violate this policy shall be subject to established disciplinary measures. District employees shall confiscate any cell phones visible, heard or used during the instructional day on school property. Cell phones will not be visible during the passing periods.
Consequences for improper electronic device usage will be:
- First infraction - The device will be confiscated and parents are notified and must come to the school to retrieve the device.
- Second infraction - The device will be confiscated and parents are notified and a parent conference is scheduled to review the Telecommunication Devices Policy.
- Third infraction - The device will be confiscated and parents are notified and the device will be held for a minimum of TWO WEEKS. A ten dollar fee will be assessed on the third infraction prior to the return of the device.
Any further infractions will merit the same consequences as the third infraction. After notification, parents will have 30 days to retrieve the device. If after 45 days the device has not been retrieved by the parents; the device will be disposed.
GPISD will not be responsible for the recovery of lost or stolen electronic devices and accessories.