School Administrators and Cell Phone Searches

I was recently asked about the legality of searching a student’s cell phone as a school administrator. I want to clarify that I am not a legal expert and do not provide legal advice. However, I can offer some guidance on where to find relevant information.

You can find valuable insights on the legality of searching student cell phones on the Legal Resources section of the Shape The Sky website. I have provided links to two articles that offer expert advice on this topic. The first article is titled “When Can Educators Search Student Cell Phones?” and the second one discusses the implications of cell phone searches.

As we begin a new school year, I recommend reading these two articles if you find yourself in a situation where you need to address issues related to a student’s cell phone. It’s important to stay informed about the legal aspects of such matters to ensure you are acting within the boundaries of the law.