Students may possess personal communication devices, such as pagers and cellular phones, while on school property during the regular school day. The personal communication device must be in the off mode and must be placed in a backpack, pocketbook or a similar personal carrying device. The principal or principal designee may grant a student permission to use a personal communication device at the principal’s or principal’s designee’s discretion.

    A “personal communications device” is a device that emits an audible signal, vibrates, displays a message or otherwise summons or delivers a communication to the possessor.

    A person who discovers a student in possession of a personal communication device outside the parameters of this policy shall report the violation to the principal. The device shall be confiscated until such time as it may be released to the student’s parent or guardian. 

    Carter Middle School will not be responsible or liable for any lost, stolen, or damaged cell phone or pager.