Student Technology Support

Policy 5152 : Electronic Devices

POLICY 5152 Electronic Devices: 

Except as set forth in administrative procedures, the use or possession of electronic devices, - cellular telephones, personal digital assistants (PDA), electronic paging devices, portable gaming systems, MP3 players, or other mobile electronic devices- is permitted in designated areas during the school day.  Acceptable use of these devices is limited to non-instructional time; which is defined as:

  • in the hallways during passing periods
  • in the cafeteria during lunch periods. 

Use of electronic devices for educational purposes during instructional time will be at the discretion of the classroom teacher.  However, the use of electronic devices during tests or quizzes is prohibited.  Failure to follow the directives of the classroom teacher or staff member will result in disciplinary action.  Cell phones must always be kept on vibrate or silent.    

Using or possessing an electronic device out of compliance with this section of Policy 5152:

Students are prohibited from using a cellular telephone, video recording device, personal digital assistant (PDA), or other electronic device in any manner that disrupts the educational environment or violates the rights of others, including using the device to take photographs in locker rooms or bathrooms, cheat, or otherwise violate student conduct rules.  Prohibited conduct specifically includes, without limitation, creating, sending, sharing, viewing, and/or possessing an indecent visual depiction of oneself or another person through the use of a computer, electronic communication device, or cellular phone.  Unless otherwise permitted under this policy, or by the Building Principal, all electronic devices must be kept powered-off and out of sight during the regular school day.  The use of an electronic device in the locker room is strictly prohibited.

Sending, receiving, or possessing sexually explicit or otherwise inappropriate pictures, commonly known as “sexting”, is prohibited. 

Students violating this policy will be subject to disciplinary action.

Oak Park and River Forest High School is NOT responsible for lost or stolen electronic devices.