Past practice “zero tolerance” policies are unrealistic when one thing is clear: electronic devices are here to stay. Considering this, it is important that students be allowed to learn and practice responsible usage.
Coast High School is a technologically innovative school that values and honors the utilization of technology within the context of a high quality education. As such, we have crafted a "Responsible Use Agreement" regarding electronic devices such as cell phones.
"Responsible use" means that students will first be given the opportunity to "self manage" their electronic devices responsibly. Teachers have the discretion to lead students in classroom practices that may include electronic devices as instructional tools. However, students agree that they will not allow the electronic device to disrupt instruction, the learning environment, or the learning process for any student or staff member. Nor will students utilize electronic devices to commit academic dishonesty.