Cell Phone Policy

Students are allowed to bring cell phones to school, however, they must be turned off and in backpacks during the school day and on the school bus.

For your information, pertinent components of the Bristol Board of Education Policy on the use of private technology devices by students are listed below and posted on our school’s website:

Use of Private Technology Devices by Students

Students may possess privately owned technological devices on school property and/or during school sponsored activities, in accordance with the mandates of this policy and any applicable administrative regulations as may be developed by the Superintendent of Schools. The Bristol Board of Education ("Board") considers allowing students to bring to school such devices to be a privilege and not a right. The Board reserves the right to revoke this privilege if a student fails to adhere to the following guidelines and/or the Board's acceptable use and student discipline policies.

Use of Privately Owned Technological Devices

Privately owned technological devices may not be used during instructional time, except as specifically permitted by Policy # 6141.328 Bring Your Own Device and Protocol for the use of Personal Technology in the Schools. Cellular telephones may not be turned on during the school day. Use of the device shall be limited to the period before classes begin in the morning and after the student's last class in the afternoon. Such devices shall not be used during instructional time or in the passing between classes unless there is a bona fide health or safety emergency.

Use of any such device for an improper purpose is prohibited. Improper purposes include, but are not limited to:

-Sending any form of harassing, threatening, or intimidating message, at any time, to any person (such communications may also be a crime);

-Gaining or seeking to gain unauthorized access to Board technology resources;

-Damaging Board technology resources;

-Accessing or attempting to access any material that is obscene or contains pornography;

-Cyberbullying;

-Taking pictures without the specific permission of the subject of the picture;

-Using a privately owned technological device to violate any school rules, including the unauthorized recording (photographic or audio) of another individual without the permission of the individual or a school staff member.

Disciplinary Action

Misuse of the Board's technology resources and/or the use of privately owned technological devices to access or utilize the Board's technology resources in an inappropriate manner or in a manner inconsistent with this policy will not be tolerated and will result in disciplinary action. For students, a violation of this policy may result in loss of access privileges, a prohibition on the use and/or possession of privately owned technological devices on school property, and/or suspension or expulsion in accordance with the Board's policies related to student discipline.