(a) The board of trustees of a school district may adopt a policy prohibiting a student from possessing a paging device while on school property or while attending a school-sponsored or school-related activity on or off school property. The policy may establish disciplinary measures to be imposed for violation of the prohibition and may provide for confiscation of the paging device.
(b) The policy may provide for the district to:
(1) dispose of a confiscated paging device in any reasonable manner after having provided the student’s parent and the company whose name and address or telephone number appear on the device 30 days’ prior notice of its intent to dispose of that device. The notice shall include the serial number of the device and may be made by telephone, telegraph, or in writing; and
(2) charge the owner of the device or the student’s parent an administrative fee not to exceed $15 before it releases the device.

Terms Used In Texas Education Code 37.082

  • in writing: includes any representation of words, letters, or figures, whether by writing, printing, or other means. See Texas Government Code 312.011
  • Property: means real and personal property. See Texas Government Code 311.005
  • Summons: Another word for subpoena used by the criminal justice system.

(c) In this section, “paging device” means a telecommunications device that emits an audible signal, vibrates, displays a message, or otherwise summons or delivers a communication to the possessor. The term does not include an amateur radio under the control of an operator who holds an amateur radio station license issued by the Federal Communications Commission.