My child attends Pind Hill Middle Shool in Hephzibah Ga. Against school policy she had her cell phone in her purse so when the battery was going dead the teacher heard it been and confiscated it for 30 days. A few months later my daughter attended an after school function and had unknowingly given me the incorrect pick up time. After the last child was picked up she finally went back into the school to us the office phone. Problem was she could only dial locally and my service is long distance. So she waited for over an hour for me to show. I instructed her to take her phone to shool but make sure the battery is out in case of another emergency. Three weeks before the last day of school per purse feel over spilling the contents. Another student reported the cell phone posession to the teacher and it was once again confiscated. My question is this, according to school policy they can keep the phone for 60 days. The last day of school was May 18th but the principal refuses to return my phone until 60 days have passed. Is that even legal. My husband is military and there have been times when our kids have changed schools 3 times in 1 school year. I was under the impression schools have authority during the school term.
Thank you for your question.To answer your question, this policy is indeed legal. The reason is because a cell phone is deemed to be contraband and something the school may, with notice, request to keep out of the premises (similar to any other legal item, such as even over the counter medication unless approved by the nurse). The school have authority over the school terms, that is correct, but the school does not lose authority once the school is over UNLESS the rule so stated (in other words if the rule states that the school can keep the phone for 60 days OR until the end of the school year, then you could claim that school is violating the regulations). In this situation because the item was against school rules, and the student in question was aware of the violation, I do not see the school doing anything directly against the law by withholding the phone.Good luck.Dimitry Esquire41052.8976330671
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