ACLU Cell Phone Report of September 2011

It has recently come to our attention that the ACLU of California (ACLU) has issued a report regarding students’ rights in the context of cell phone confiscation and searches. (Attached) The ACLU presents their opinion of the issue as well as a thorough discussion of the issue of cell phones and anecdotes of times when students’ cell phone privacy was not respected. The ACLU also provides sample cell phone policies for school districts to adopt. We have been asked by several districts to review this information packet and provide a response.