BOE Policy 1464 (AIP 11)
- Student use of Personal Electronic Devices during the school day is regulated as set forth below:
1) Elementary Schools: While in the school building, students are required to power off and store Personal Electronic Devices in their backpacks or other classroom storage areas. Items intended to look like or simulate such devices are also prohibited during the school day.
2) Middle Schools: While in the school building, students may use Personal Electronic Devices during class time for instructional purposes as defined by the teacher with the approval of the administrator. At all other times, these devices must be silenced and stored away.
3) High Schools: While in the school building, students may use Personal Electronic Devices during class time for instructional purposes as approved by each teacher, before and after school, during passing periods, and at lunch. At all other times, these devices may not be used unless permission is granted by a teacher or administrator.
4) Students also will comply with BOE Policy 1232 – Acceptable Use of Computers, Networks, Internet, E-mail, Telephones, and Other Online Services - Students; and 1232a – Student Access Contract.
5) For purposes of this AIP 11, Personal Electronic Devices include, but are not limited to, cellular phones, including smart phones; tablets; student-owned computers; BOE Policy 1464 Page 3 of 3 Wichita Public Schools ∙ USD 259 accessories such as headphones, earbuds, speakers, and other AV or technology equipment; and other personal communication devices that have the potential to be disruptive to the educational process.
6) For purposes of this AIP 11, the school day is the time between the beginning time and ending time set for the building the student attends.
- Students who violate this AIP 11 shall be deemed to have created a disruption to the instructional environment and are subject to appropriate disciplinary actions.
- Students shall be personally and solely responsible for the security of their cellular telephones and other Personal Electronic Devices. The Wichita Board of Education shall not assume responsibility or liability for the theft, loss, or damage to a cellular phone or other Personal Electronic Device, nor does it assume responsibility for the unauthorized use of any device.
Consequences for using/displaying electronic devices include:
1st Offense – Confiscate and turned into A Hall Office, student picks up at end of the day.
2nd Offense – Confiscate, parent called/picks up.
3rd Offense – Confiscate, parent called/picks up.
4th or more Offenses – Confiscate, parent called/picks up, disciplinary action subject to administrative discretion