Can my child bring a cell phone or wear an electronic watch?

The Board of Education has updated their policy regarding students bringing electronic items to school:

All students will adhere to the following:

Students may possess PMDs on MCPS property and at MCPS-sponsored activities; but may not turn them on until the end of the school day for independent use.

Students riding to or from school or school-sponsored activities on MCPS or chartered buses may use personal mobile devices as long as use does not impact the safe operation of the bus and complies with MCPS regulations.

Students are responsible for ensuring their devices are turned off and out of sight during times of unauthorized use; and must ensure that they are managed securely at all times.