Per LAUSD policy, cell phones and other non-educational personal property (toys, games, electronic equipment, etc.) should not be brought to school and if they are, they need to remain out of sight unless given specific permission to use them. Staff has the right to confiscate any such property that is causing a distraction in class, and at staff discretion return it to the student at the end of the day or to deliver it to the office to be picked up by the parent only.
CELLULAR TELEPHONES **excerpted from LAUSD Parent-Student Handbook
It is the policy of the Los Angeles Unified School District (LAUSD) to prohibit the use of cellular phones or any electronic signaling device by students on campus during normal school hours. Students are permitted to possess cellular phones, pagers, or electronic signaling devices on campus provided that any such device shall remain off and stored in a locker, backpack, purse, pocket, or other place where it is not visible during normal school hours. Students are permitted to use cellular phones, pagers, or electronic signaling devices on campus before and after school or during school activities that occur outside of school hours. For District, state and national assessments, students are prohibited access to any unauthorized electronic devices at any time during the entire testing session. Students must comply anytime a request is made by school personnel to cease the use of a cellular telephone, pager or other signaling device even before or after school. Schools may adopt more stringent cellular phone policies through the School Site Council. Cell phone use on the school bus is for emergency purposes only; driver authorization is required. For more information you may call (800) 522-8737. The District is not responsible for lost or stolen cellular telephones or other personal items of value such as iPods, cameras, electronic games, radios, CD players, computers, etc.
STUDENTS’ PERSONAL PROPERTY
Personal items of value (cell phones, iPods, cameras, electronic games, radios, CD players and computers, etc.) should not be brought to school since loss, theft, or damage is possible. Also, such items can be distracting to the educational process and may be confiscated by school personnel. The District is not responsible for lost or stolen items (including those in lockers).