RULE BOOK UPDATE
Understanding that many homes do not use land-line telephones and cell phones are a primary means of communication, at the Routt Board of Directors meeting held on Wednesday, November, 14 a revision was made to the consequences for a violation of the Electronic Devices (including Cellular Telephone) policy. The revised consequences are as follows:
1st Infraction - device will be taken away and given back to the student at the end of the day, plus a one-hour detention will be assigned.
2nd Infraction - device will be taken away and given back to the student's parent/guardian at the end of the day, plus two (2) one-hour detentions will be assigned.
3rd Infraction - device will be taken away and given back to the student's parent/guardian at the end of the day, plus for the next ten (10) school days the device must be checked in at the office before school begins and it will be given back at the end of each day, plus a Saturday School detention will be assigned. For each day the student refuses to leave his/her device/phone, or claims that he/she does not have it with him/her, he/she will be assigned a one-hour detention to be served on that day.
In essence, devices/cell phones will not be kept overnight by the Routt administration.
These changes are effective Thursday, November 15, 2018, and will be reflected in the 2019-20 Student Handbook.
Please note, this revision does not change the parameters of a student being in possession of his/her electronic device/phone during the school day. Students are still not allowed to carry or use their device/phone during the school day. Items must be stored in the student's locker or kept in his/her vehicle during the school day.