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710: Staff Cell Phone Use

Responsible Administrator: Associate Superintendent Human Resources

 

PURPOSE

Sturgeon Public Schools has an obligation to provide a safe environment for students and employees.

Division employees can more effectively contribute to the workplace by refraining from the personal use of a cell phone during assigned duties.

The Division has a responsibility to ensure employee personal cell phone use during all assigned duties does not interfere with social and instructional outcomes for students.

PROCESS

The Associate Superintendent Human Resources shall maintain this Administrative Procedure.

PROCEDURE

Assigned Duties

1. During all assigned duties, employees will refrain from using their cell phone for non-emergent situations while driving. In emergent situations, the employee will either safely come to a complete stop before using their cell phone or utilize a hands-free device to safely use their cell phone.

2. Every employee shall refrain from using their personal cell phone for personal use during assigned duties.

3. Employees who anticipate the need to respond to their personal cell phone during assigned duties should discuss this need with their school Principal/direct supervisor. These exceptions should be temporary and for emergent situations.

4. Principals/supervisors shall be responsible for communicating cell phone use expectations during assigned duties.

Discipline

5. Failure to comply with the guidelines communicated in this administrative procedure regarding the safe and appropriate use of cellular devices may result in discipline up to and including termination.

 

References:

Occupational Health and Safety Act – Section 2

Alberta Distracted Driving Regulation

History

2020 Jan 29 Initial Approval