Cell Phone Policy


Board Policy #5500 (Partial)

The School District of Albany shall allow middle school and high school students to possess cellular telephones during the school day on school premises and at school sponsored activities under the following conditions:

1. Students who bring cellular telephones to school are responsible for keeping their telephones TURNED OFF AND OUT OF SIGHT during the instructional day.

2. High school students may use their cell phone responsibly prior to 7:50am, during lunch, and after the final bell at the end of the day. This privilege will be revoked if misused. The rule regarding cell phones being turned off during instructional time will be strictly enforced.

Teachers, bus drivers, coaches or any Albany School District Staff member have the authority to limit, or confiscate an electronic device at their discretion.

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