- Boyd Elementary School
Cell Phone Policy
Regulation JCDAF-R(1): Use of Electronic Devices by Students - Student Possession of Cell Phones and Electronic Devices
Student Searches and Confiscation
School officials may search a student if there is reasonable suspicion the student is in possession of an item that is illegal or against school rules. Student vehicles brought on any Atlanta Public Schools’ campus, student book bags, school lockers, desks and other school property are subject to inspection and search by school authorities at any time without further notice to students or parents. Students are required to cooperate if asked to open book bags, lockers or any vehicle brought on campus. A student’s refusal to cooperate with a search could result in a decision by the school administrator to involve the school resource officer or local law enforcement. Students who disrupt or refuse to cooperate with general or reasonable suspicion searches may be referred for disciplinary action. Alternative schools may use specialized searching procedures and criteria as allowed by law and as designated by the alternative school.
All staff members have the right to confiscate mobile phones when used in violation of policy JCDAF and its implementing regulation. If a student refuses to relinquish a phone or other device to a school staff member, the staff member may refer the student with the device to the principal or designee.
The Atlanta Public Schools assumes no liability for the theft, loss or damage of mobile telephones and other PEDs possessed by students on school property or held by school officials during the confiscation period. APS employees will not be responsible for searching for lost or stolen mobile phone or other PEDs.