Cellular Phones/Electronic Devices Policy


Students may have cellular phones/electronic devices in school with the following guidelines and discipline measures.


All devices must be out of sight and completely turned off during the regular academic school day. Minimal exceptions to this rule must be approved by the Principal or Assistant Principal.


Any student choosing to violate this policy will be issued an office referral and the device will be taken up for ten (10) days. Each subsequent violation will add an additional ten (10) days of confiscation to the previous offense. (i.e. A student who gets a cell phone/electronic device taken up for the third time will have the cell phone/electronic device confiscated for thirty (30) days.) A parent/guardian (only) must pick up the cell phone/electronic device during regular school hours when it can be returned. Students violating this policy will also be punished under the Office Referral Policy.


The administration of any Grainger County school has the right to view a student’s cell phone/electronic device if a staff member has reasonable suspicion that there is a problem as the result of the student’s cell phone/electronic device. Cell phones/electronic devices may be searched for inappropriate messages, pictures, etc. If any inappropriate material is found on the student’s cell phone/electronic device, it will be turned over to the Grainger County Sheriff’s Department for further investigation, and the student will be punished at the principal’s discretion.


Students bring cell phones/electronic devices to school at their own risk. Grainger County Schools and its employees are NOT responsible for any damaged, missing, or stolen cell phones/electronic devices. If a student has a cell phone/electronic device and it is damaged or stolen, school staff will not utilize administrative/academic time to investigate the incident nor will Grainger county Schools take any financial responsibility for the cell phone/electronic device or any charges that may incur for the device.