Cell Phone Policy
PBVUSD Board Policy 5131- Students will have limited use of electronic signaling devices, including but not limited to, cell phones, cellular watches, pagers, and beepers. To avoid disruption of the instructional process, students shall not display, use, activate, or permit electronic signaling devices to be activated during the school day. For purposes of this policy and procedure, the "school day" is defined as the moment a student enters the school grounds until the student exits the school ground following the final dismissal bell. The "school day" also includes, but is not limited to, study hall, lunch break, class changes, and any other structured or non-structured instructional activity that occurs during the normal school day. It is the responsibility of the student to ensure that his/her electronic signaling communication devices are turned off and secured at all times. Students who violate the rules and regulations concerning such devices are subject to having the device confiscated and to disciplinary action. The district is not responsible for retrieval, replacement, or any charges incurred as a result of lost, stolen, or damaged electronic communication devices.
Students wishing to possess a cell phone or electronic signaling device while at school must return an Authorization for Student Cell Phone/Electronic Signaling Device Use user agreement, signed by a parent or legal guardian, to the school principal. This authorization form can be found in the Panama-Buena Vista Union School District Parent Information Booklet (2012-2013, page 5).