Boulder Valley School District

JRCT

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File:  JRCT (pdf)
Adopted: April 23, 2019


STUDENT USE OF CELL PHONES AND OTHER
PERSONAL TECHNOLOGY DEVICES

The Board of Education believes personal technology devices may be useful tools for students in the educational environment and can play a vital communication role during emergency situations. However, use of personal technology devices in school situations must be regulated to assure that the use of such devices does not disrupt or interfere with the educational process or school operations.
Therefore, students may only use PTDs on district property, on a district vehicle or at a district or school- sponsored activity or event in accordance with this policy.

For purposes of this policy, "personal technology device" (PTD) includes any privately-owned portable technology device, including but not limited to cell phones, wearables, tablets, laptops, cameras, audio and/or video recorders and players, and all other hand-held electronic communication and data storage devices.

Student use of PTDs with cameras and/or video recording capabilities is prohibited in locker rooms, bathrooms or any other location where such use could violate another person's reasonable expectation of privacy. Videography in any school location for purposes unrelated to educational outcomes is prohibited unless specifically authorized by a school employee. Students shall not use PTDs to engage in, promote or facilitate any other conduct that violates the student code of conduct, other Board policies or regulations, or state or federal law, including, but not limited to, the use of digital media captured on PTDs to bully, harass, humiliate or otherwise cause injury to another person.

Students who require a PTD as part of accomodations specified in their 504 plan or Individual Education Program (IEP) will be allowed access to their PTD as described in their 504 plan or IEP.

Violation of this policy or any other district, school or classroom rule or regulation on student use of PTDs may result in disciplinary measures and/or temporary confiscation of the PTD. If the building principal or designee believes a student's possession or use of a PTD may involve a violation of the law, the building principal or designee may also refer the matter to law enforcement. The district shall not be responsible for loss, theft or destruction of PTDs brought onto school or district property or while the student is attending district or school-sponsored activities or events.

LEGAL REF.:   
C.R.S. 18-7-109 (posting, possession or exchange of a private image by a juvenile)

CROSS REFS.:   
JS, Student use of District Technology, the Internet and Electronic Communications