Electronic Devices

Electronic Devices

OGA is a bring your own device (BYOD) school.  While we allow private devices to be used at school, OCPS assumes no liability for them while on campus.

Cell Phone Policy for Students

A student may possess a cell phone on school property, at after school activities, and at school-related functions, provided that the cell phone remains off and is concealed while in any area of the school grounds such as the classrooms, cafeteria, other learning environments, and assemblies unless used for educational purposes.

Possession of a cell phone by a student is a privilege. Violations of this policy may result in confiscation of the cell phone and/or other disciplinary actions. The parent/guardian will make arrangements to pick up the cell phone from the school.  At no time shall Orange County Public Schools be responsible for theft, loss or damage to cell phones or other electronic devices brought onto its property.

Abuse of Electronic and Internet/Communication Devices

The School Board of Orange County, Florida is committed to providing a safe, positive, productive and nurturing educational environment. The use of the internet or an electronic device to convey any communication, image or illustration that causes or contributes to the intimidation, harassment, abuse, or disparagement of students and staff is strictly prohibited. This includes any such communication, image or illustration that is prepared or originates off school grounds and adversely impacts the educational environment at school for students or staff.

The following electronic communication conveyed by internet or an electronic device is prohibited: cyber-stalking, bullying/cyber-bullying, coercion, extortion, making threats of violence or harm or other computer related crimes that impact the educational environment.

Any student identified as a security risk or having a history of problems with computer and/or network access may be denied authorization.  Students are only to access educational websites while on OCPS electronic devices and will be subject to discipline according to the Student Code of Conduct for violations.

Violation of the Abuse of Electronic and Internet/Communication Devices policy may result in discipline in accordance with the Code of Student Conduct. OCPS administrators have sole discretion to determine whether any electronic communication, image or illustration violates this policy and the Code of Student Conduct.

Any student who learns of any offensive internet content or electronic communication, image, or illustration that relates to any OCPS school, student or staff member should immediately report the matter to school staff. Each report will be evaluated to determine the appropriate action.