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Cell Phone Policy

Safety and security of our students are our utmost concern.  It is for this reason that we are urgently requesting that cell phones and other electronic devices be left at home.  They are a distraction and pose a safety hazard to our school community. The thefts of cell phones and other electronic devices have become a citywide epidemic. Students are being approached on their way home from school in an attempt to steal these items, and in some cases students have been assaulted. We are committed and determined to ensure the safety and security of our students.

Chancellor’s Regulation A 412 Section V clearly prohibits any electronic devices in school. In addition, it is a violation of Citywide Standards of Discipline and Intervention Measures (The Discipline Code) —B05.

Our policy at The Frederick Douglass Academy regarding all electronic devices is simple:


— ALL cell phone, iPods or other electronic devices will be confiscated

— Cell phones, iPods, and ALL other electronic devices will only be returned to parents on the next school day.

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