• Cell Phone Policies

  • House Bill 379 lines 211-215 state, “a student may not use a wireless communications device during instructional time, except when expressly directed by a teacher solely for educational purposes. A teacher shall designate an area for wireless communications devices during instructional time.”

     Students at Osceola High School will not be permitted to use wireless communication devices (cell phones) upon entry to school campus.

     Osceola School Board Policy 8.63 states, “A student may possess a wireless communication or electronic device such as a personal digital assistant (PDA), laptop computer, notebook, tablet, or smart phone, in school, on school property, at after school activities, and at school related functions under specified conditions:

    The device may be used for academic or extracurricular purposes when permitted by a teacher, instructional aide, coach, or activity sponsor.

    1. The student may use the device for class assignments and to access the District network when permitted by a teacher, instructional aide, coach, or activity sponsor.
    2. The wireless communication or other electronic device must remain powered down, silenced, and stored out of sight during school hours unless permitted for academic purposes and on school vehicles.”

    The School Board of Osceola County’s 2023-24 Code of Student Conduct, under Section, “Cellular Communication Device (CCP)” states, “the device may only be used by a student before (providing the conversation is terminated before the commencement of school) and after regular school hours. The commencement of the school hours begins at 6:50am. Lunch time is considered as school hours. The principal may require the device to be registered with the school prior to allowing students to use them in the manner described above. The school district shall not be responsible for lost or stolen communication devices. Section 1006.07(02), Florida Statutes, sets forth the minimum requirements for the code of student conduct.”

    If a student has a cell phone, earbuds or SMART watch out to be seen, the following steps will be followed:

    • 1st violation-device will be taken and held until the end of the day.  Student will be given a ticket to reclaim device at the end of the day.
    • 2nd violation-device will be taken and held until the parent or guardian can come and pick up the device.
      • Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday pick up times are 8:30-1:30 and 2:30-3:15
      • Wednesday pickup times are 8:30-12:30 and 2:30-3:15

    Devices are to be picked up in Student Services and NOT in the front office.

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