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Cell Phone & Electronic Device Policy



Cell phones are permitted at Barstow High School but are to be used only before arriving at Barstow High School and after school is out. Cell phones are to be turned off while on the BHS campus. They are to be put away while on the BHS campus until the final bell sounds ending the school day. Electronic signaling devices shall be turned off and put away during class time and at any other time directed by a district employee. If disruption occurs, the employee will direct the student to turn off the device and/or put it away. Defiance will result in a referral to the office. Continued possession of a cell phone or electronic signaling device may be prohibited to any students who consistently disrupts education activities or refuses to surrender the device to an employee. Parents/guardians will be notified as to the result of this prohibition.

Barstow High School accepts no responsibility for any cellular phone, IPOD, MP3 player, PSP player or any electronic signaling device. If lost or stolen on campus, it is solely the responsibility of the student. It is recommended that the devices not be brought on campus and required that they remain out of sight and silent during class time.

Electronic devices such as an MP3 player, Walkman, CD players, and all handheld games are prohibited from our campus, and the school will not be responsible for any prohibited device that is lost or stolen.

At no time should a student be in possession of any laser pointer device (BUSD Board Policy 5131.7). This can be grounds for suspension at the discretion of school administration.

At no time should a student be in possession of any type of electronic signaling device unless given specific administrative permission (ED Code 48901.5).

If this policy is violated, the item will be returned to the student at the end of the day. Any other instance thereafter will require the item to be picked up by a parent/guardian during business hours (7:00 AM-3:30 PM). It will not be returned to the student.