BNS Cell Phone Policy

BNS Policy for Cell Phones and Personal Technology

 

Cell phones, computing devices, and portable music and entertainment systems may not be turned on or used during the school day.

 

Cell phones, computing devices, and portable music and entertainment systems may not be visible during the school day.

 

Cell phones, computing devices, and portable music and entertainment systems may not be turned on or used during fire drills or other emergency preparedness exercises.  

 

Cell phones, computing devices, and portable music and entertainment systems may not be turned on or used during recess, class trips, camping trips, or in the bathrooms.

 

Cell phones, computing devices, and portable music and entertainment systems may not be turned on or used during the administration of any school assessments or standardized examination, except as authorized by the school, or pursuant to an Individualized Education Plan or a Section 504 accommodation plan.

Improper use of cell phones, including texting, accessing social media during school hours, cyberbullying, and photography, may result in disciplinary measures, including possible confiscation of the cell phone and other measures as indicated by the Chancellor’s Discipline Code.

 

Brooklyn New School is not responsible for lost, damaged or stolen cell phones, computing devices, and portable music and entertainment systems