Note: For searches of personal telecommunications devices or other personal electronic devices, see FNF.

Personal Use

Telecommunications Devices

An authorized District employee may confiscate a personal telecommunications device, including a mobile telephone, used in violation of applicable campus rules.

A confiscated personal telecommunications device shall be released for a fee determined by the Board. In accordance with the student handbook, the student or the student's parents may retrieve the device after paying the fee.

If a personal telecommunications device is not retrieved, the District shall dispose of the device after providing notice required by law.

Other Electronic Devices

Guidelines regarding other personal electronic devices shall be addressed in the student handbook.

Instructional Use

A student shall obtain prior approval before using personal telecommunications or other personal electronic devices for on-campus instructional purposes. The student shall also acknowledge receipt and understanding of applicable regulations and shall sign the appropriate user agreements. [See CQ]

Student-Tracking Safety Devices

A parent shall obtain approval from the principal before operating a student-tracking safety device with recording or listen-in capability at school or at a school-sponsored event. Because of student privacy concerns, the District requires listen-in technology to be disabled while the device is on the campus. The District prohibits unauthorized audio or visual recordings or transmission of audio or images of other students.

Tomball ISD


LDU 2019.01

DATE ISSUED: 6/20/2019