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Policies and Regulations

School Board of the City of Virginia Beach
Policy 3-65

BUSINESS AND NONINSTRUCTIONAL OPERATIONS

Security of Buildings and Grounds: Cellular Phones and other Portable Telecommunications Devices

The use of portable communications devices, such as cellular telephones, or other hand-held computing devices (when such device is being used as a communications device), by any person on property (including vehicles) controlled by the School Board to engage in unlawful or unauthorized activity is prohibited.

All possession or use of portable communications devices such as cellular telephones, or other hand-held computing devices (when such device is being used as a communications device) shall be regulated and/or prohibited at each school or school event as deemed necessary to prevent disruption of the educational environment and to maintain order on school property and at school activities.

Elementary, middle and high school students may use portable communications devices before or after the instructional day as long as such communications devices are not activated or used inside School Board buildings unless use inside School Board buildings is specifically permitted by school administration.

Editor's Note

For additional information see Bring Your Own Device (BYOD), Student/Parent Guidelines for use of a Privately Owned Electronic Device.

Code of Virginia § 22.1-279.6 (E), as amended. Board of Education Guidelines and Model Policies for Codes of Student Conduct; School Board Regulations

Adopted by School Board: February 16, 1993
Amended by School Board: February 6, 2001
Amended by School Board: June 11, 2002
Amended by School Board: June 8, 2004
Amended by School Board: September 5, 2007
Amended by School Board: June 2, 2009
Amended by School Board: June 5, 2012
Amended by School Board: June 30, 2015