Effective November 4, 2019, the Provincial Code of Conduct has been updated to address the use of cellphones and other personal mobile devices as outlined in PPM128. These revisions are designed to restrict the use of all personal mobile devices during instructional time in secondary classrooms in order to prevent distractions and maximize learning time.
Personal mobile devices can be used during instructional time under the following circumstances:
- For educational purposes as directed by the educator in the classroom
- For health and medical purposes ( a physician’s note is not required; a note from a parent will suffice)
- To support special education learning needs
Please take a moment to view how the board’s policy reflects PPM 128.