Employee Use of Electronic Communication

EMPLOYEE USE OF TELEPHONES AND OTHER ELECTRONIC TELECOMMUNICATION DEVICES

LaSalle Parish School Board employees may possess an electronic telecommunication device in any elementary, middle, or high school building, or on the grounds thereof or in any school bus used to transport public school students, but all such devices shall be banned from the classroom unless authorized by the principal or in an emergency. An emergency is defined as an actual or imminent threat to public health or safety, which may result in loss of life, injury, or property damage.

During the school day, teachers and staff may have electronic telecommunication devices in their possession; however, use of these devices is restricted to emergency situations and non-instructional time periods. These devices must be used in a discrete manner (private setting) and not in the presence of students.

During the school day, administrative, maintenance, and school nutrition staff member’s use of electronic telecommunication devices shall be restricted to school business and emergency situations. Any other use of any electronic telecommunication device is restricted to designated breaks and in private settings away from students.

During the school day, use of electronic telecommunication devices for social networking is prohibited.

Furthermore, camera phones with video and/or still photography capabilities, voice recording capabilities, or future technological improvements and/or still equivalent equipment may not be used unless authorized by the school principal or his/her designee. A violation of these provisions may be grounds for disciplinary actions, including but not limited to, dismissal of employee.

Any staff member who violates this policy will be dealt with on an individual basis, and shall be subject to corrective action by the Superintendent and the school board, including suspension and termination.


Adopted: June, 2009

Ref: La. Rev. Stat. Ann. §17:81, §17:239; Board minutes 06/01/09, 06/06/2011

LaSalle Parish School Board