Cellphone Policy

Cell Phone/Electronic Device Policy

The P.S. 30x Wilton's Cell Phone/Electronic Device Policy was adopted during the 2015-2016 school year and is listed below. This policy is in effect until further notice, including during the 2017-2018 school year, and any changes will be posted here.

Section 1

In accordance with New York City Department of Education (NYCDOE) Chancellor’s Regulation A-413, students are permitted to bring the following electronic items to school: 1) cell phones; 2) laptops, tablets, iPads and other similar computing devices (“computing devices”); and 3) portable music and entertainment systems (such as iPods, MP3 players, PSP and Nintendo DS) [The aforementioned items will be referred to as “devices” for the purposes of this policy.]

Section 2

Although students are permitted to bring these devices to school, these devices may NOT:

  • a) be turned on or used during the administration of any school quiz, test or examination (this includes all P.S. 30x Wilton tests and all New York State Education Department and NYCDOE exams). These devices can be used if they have been explicitly authorized by the school or are contained in an Individualized Education Program or Section 504 Accommodation Plan.

  • b) be turned on or used during school fire drills or other emergency preparedness exercises.

  • c) be used in locker rooms or bathrooms.

In accordance with Chancellor Regulation A-413, principals have the authority to determine the circumstances under which cell phones, computing devices, and portable music and entertainment systems may be used on school property and the procedures for confiscation, storage and return of such items.