Electronic Device Policy

MOTT HALL SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY ACADEMY |2013-2014|

Parents, guardians and family members should be aware that eletronic devices are prohibited on school property. Below are the procedures to be followed, if a student's phone is seen or heard on school premises:
If the eletronic device is visible, the staff member or administrotor that sees the phone will confiscate it and submit it to the Dean of Student Affairs.

If the eletronic device is heard, the staff member or administrator that hears the phone will confiscate it and submit it to the Dean of Student Affairs.


Staff and administration reserve the right to request that a students reveal their electronic device if it is heard on school premises.

The Dean of Student Affairs will notify the parent and/or guardian of the child that the electronic device has been confiscated, and will give them a date 7 school days from the turn-in date for the parent and/or guardian to pick up the eletronic device.

All confiscated eletronic device will only be returned to the parent/ guardian of the student after 7 school days.

If there is a second offense, the eletronic device will only be returned to the parent/guardian of the student after 14 school days.


If there is a third offense, the eletronic device will not be returned to the parent/guardian of the student until the end of the school year.

As stated in the Regulation of the Chancellor, A-412:

D. Cell phones,ipods, beepers and other communication devices are prohibited on school property. However, a principal may grant permission for a student to bring a cell phone into a school building for medical reasons.
E. If the school confiscates a cell phone, ipod, beeper or other communication device, the principle/designee must immediately contact the student's parent and arrange for the parent to appear in person to pick up the device.
F. The cell phone, ipod, beeper or other communication device should be maintained and secured by the school until the parent appears. If the parent repeatedly fails to appear to pick it up, the school should dispose of the item.

For more information, you can read the full document at:

http://schools.nyc.gov/NR/rdonlyres/44A34025-2D84-4494-B34C-2F567CC9FA/0/A412SecurityintheSchoolsCellPhoneAmendedVersion11806.pdf 

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