Use of cell phones is prohibited during academic, instructional hours. This is from the time school begins in
the morning until classes are dismissed in the afternoon and includes class changes, breaks, lunch, bus
routes to and from school, and after school detention. If seen or heard, cell phones will be collected and
turned in to the office. The school prohibits the possession and/or use of any electronic device, including
cell phones and personal digital assistance devices, during the administration of scheduled statewide tests.
(Mississippi Public School Accountability Standards, 2009.)
The sanctions for violating this rule are as follows:
a) First offense – Parent/legal guardian may pick up the phone at end of the day.
b) Second offense – Phone will be held in the office for 30 days. Parent may pick up the phone for a fee
of $25 before the 30 days.
c) Third offense – Phone will be held in the office for 60 days. Parent may pick up the phone for a fee of
$50 before the 60 days.