ACLU ISSUES REPORT AND RECOMMENDATIONS REGARDING SCHOOLS’ POLICIES AND PRACTICES PERTAINING TO STUDENT CELL PHONES

November 2011
Number 69

The American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) has released a report regarding schools’ practices and policies relating to student cell phones. The report, Hello! Students Have a Right to Privacy in their Cell Phones, discusses student cell phone possession, use, search and seizure, confiscation, and discipline policy trends inCaliforniaand around the nation. The report contains the ACLU’s summary of the underlying legal principles at issue and the ACLU’s recommended policies in this area intended to help schools avoid violations of student privacy rights.

For several years, Lozano Smith has provided training and handbooks for school districts and school administrators relating to student cell phones. Attorneys in our Student Practice Group are knowledgeable in the applicable statutes, case law and legal principles affecting student cell phone policies and practices and have experience drafting and reviewing cell phone policies. If you have any questions about the laws governing student cell phone regulation, search and seizure, confiscation, or discipline, or are interested in trainings on these subjects, please contact one of our eight offices located statewide, visit our website, or follow Lozano Smith on Facebook.

Written by:

Thomas Manniello
Shareholder & Student Practice Group Co-Chair
Monterey Office
tmanniello@lozanosmith.com

Sloan Simmons
Shareholder & Student Practice Group Co-Chair
Sacramento Office
ssimmons@lozanosmith.com

© 2011 Lozano Smith

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