6025: Student Cell Phone and Other Electronic Devices

Students may use cellular phones or other electronic devices while at ESU programs and facilities, so long as they do so safely, responsibly and respectfully and comply with all other ESU and program rules while using these devices.

By bringing their cell phones and other electronic communication devices to ESU programs, students consent to the search of said devices by ESU and program staff when permitted by law.

Students may not have cell phones or electronic devices on while they are in locker rooms, restrooms, or any other area in which others may have a reasonable expectation of privacy.

The taking, disseminating, transferring, or sharing of obscene, pornographic, lewd, or otherwise illegal images or photographs, whether by electronic data transfer or otherwise (including things like texting, sexting, e-mailing, etc.) may constitute a crime under state and/or federal law. Any person engaged in these activities while on ESU or program grounds, in an ESU or program vehicle, or at an ESU or program activity will be subject to the disciplinary procedures of the ESU or program.

While on ESU or program property, at an ESU or program activity, or in an ESU or program vehicle, students may not use their cell phones or electronic devices to bully, harass, or intimidate any other person.

Students shall be personally and solely responsible for the security of their electronic devices. The ESU is not responsible for theft, loss or damage of any electronic device, including or any calls or downloads.

Students who violate this policy may have their cell phones or electronic devices confiscated immediately. The ESU or program administrator will return confiscated devices to the parent or guardian of the offending student, after meeting with the parent or guardian to discuss the rule violation. Students who violate this policy may, at the discretion of the ESU or program’s administration, be subject to additional discipline, up to and including suspension or expulsion.

Adopted on: June 8, 2009
Revised on: November 10, 2014
Reviewed on: October 13, 2014
Reviewed on: Aug. 12, 2019
Reviewed on: March 11, 2024