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Personal Electronic Devices

PERSONAL ELECTRONIC DEVICES

In an effort to teach responsible electronic device usage during the school day, Monrovia High School allows students to use this equipment at school until the beginning of first period, during passing periods, during lunch, and after last period. This electronic equipment must be completely powered off during classes unless an individual teacher authorizes the use of such equipment to enhance the learning environment. Teachers who allow this enhancement will have clearly visible regulations on proper use while in their classroom. Laser pointers are not permitted at Monrovia High School. Other electronic equipment, including, but not limited to, portable TV’s, DVD players, laptop or tablet computers, electronic toys, hand-held video games, cellular telephones, personal music devices, and cameras, are not deemed necessary learning tools at Monrovia High School. Videotaping, photographing or audio recording of staff or students without prior administrative authorization is strictly prohibited. Violation of this policy will result in school assigned discipline and may cause the items to be confiscated and delivered to an administrator to be returned at the discretion of the administrator.

If students are concerned about these items being lost or stolen, they should be left at home. Administration will not spend school time investigating stolen or lost items that fall with-in this category. Instead, stolen items should be reported to the Morgan County Sheriff’s Department.

TEACHERS

Individual teacher policies must be a part of the teacher’s syllabus and classroom management plan distributed to all students upon being enrolled in the course. Classroom regulations on proper use of electronic devices must be clearly displayed throughout the classroom.

RESPONSIBLE USE

When utilizing this technology, students will prevent it from distracting or disrupting classroom instruction. Social media sites are monitored by administration throughout the day for inappropriate postings, bullying incidents, or dishonest academic practices. Violations of this policy may result in the loss of privileges on an individual basis.

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