2017 Arkansas Code
Title 6 - Education
Subtitle 2 - Elementary and Secondary Education Generally
Chapter 18 - Students
Subchapter 5 - Discipline
§ 6-18-515. Use of personal electronic devices
- (a) As used in this section, "personal electronic device" means without limitation a:
- (1) Cellular telephone;
- (2) Paging device;
- (3) Beeper;
- (4) Mobile telephone that offers advanced computing and Internet accessibility;
- (5) Digital media player;
- (6) Portable game console;
- (7) Tablet, notebook, or laptop computer;
- (8) Digital camera; and
- (9) Digital video or audio recorder.
- (b) A school district may establish a written student discipline policy and exemptions concerning the possession and use by a student of a personal electronic device:
- (1) On school property;
- (2) At an after-school activity; or
- (3) At a school-related function.
- (c) The policy may, without limitation:
- (1) Allow or restrict the possession and use of a personal electronic device;
- (2) Allow the use of a personal electronic device in school for instructional purposes at the discretion of a teacher or administrator;
- (3) Limit the times or locations in which a personal electronic device may be used to make telephone calls, send text messages or emails, or engage in other forms of communication;
- (4) Allow or prohibit the use of any photographic, audio, or video recording capabilities of a personal electronic device while in school;
- (5) Exempt the possession or use of a personal electronic device by a student who is required to use such a device for health or another compelling reason;
- (6) Exempt the possession or use of a personal electronic device after normal school hours for extracurricular activities; and
- (7) Include other relevant provisions deemed appropriate and necessary by the school district.
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