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District School Board of Niagara
Policy School Operations

G-27 Mobile Phone Purchase for School Use

Date May 2018
Review May 2023

A mobile phone is defined as, but not limited to, a cell phone or smartphone. Schools have approval to purchase mobile phones, mobile phone packages and accessories through the Purchasing Department, provided such purchases for a staff member or the school for general use has been approved by the Principal. Mobile phone purchases for school use can be made in accordance with appropriate administrative procedures. Mobile phones purchased by the District School Board of Niagara(DSBN) are the property of the DSBN and personal use reimbursement procedures apply.

All costs associated with the purchase and use of mobile phones are the budget responsibility of the school for the duration of any contract entered into at the time of purchase or update.

When school administrators move to another school it is their choice as to whether or not to take the mobile phone to the new location. Information Technology Services must be notified as to who is responsible for continued billing for each designated phone.

DSBN issued equipment will be returned to Information Technology Services when the user’s position no longer qualifies them for a mobile phone or they retire or resign from the DSBN.