Student Electronics Policy

Possession/Use of Student Owned Electronic Devices at the Secondary Level

School Board Policy JICJ


         A student may use a personal electronic device prior to school, during, and after the instructional day in designated green zones under Policy JICJ.  The personal electronic device may be used before school, during lunch, and after school, denoted by school day bells/signals.  Teachers and school administrators may allow students to use personal electronic devices fro instructional and educational purposes in accordance with the district’s technology use policies (IJNDB-R, Exhibits 3, 5, 6, 7).

         Student owned electronic devices will be regulated in accordance with SC Code of Laws Section 59-63-280 and Board Policy JICJ.  Students who violate this policy will be subject to disciplinary actions as defined by the Student Code of Conduct – Policy JICDA and Students Behavior Guidelines for the first violation.  For the first time offense, the device will be confiscated and returned to the parent/legal guardian.  Subsequent, multiple violations and/or illegal unethical use of a personal electronic device may result in forfeiture of the device, multiday suspension, alternative school placement, expulsion, and/or prosecution purposes.  The school will not be responsible for lost, stolen, or damaged devices.


(page 64 of the Darlington County School District Behavioral Guidelines 2016-2017)