Prospect Heights School D23
Cell Phone Use in School Zones 
New laws ban motorists from sending text messages while driving in Illinois and make it illegal to talk on a cell phone while driving through a highway construction zone or school zone. In addition, it will become illegal to compose, send or read text messages, instant messages, and e-mail on a cell phone or surf the internet while driving. The only exceptions are if the driver is using a Bluetooth or hands free device, or if the driver is calling 911 to report an emergency. The first violation carries a minimum fine of $150.00 and a minimum fine of $300.00 for the second offense. Anyone violating this offense will be charged an additional $50.00 to be paid to the school district for school safety purposes.
Be aware that the State of Illinois has passed laws relating to the use of tobacco products on school property. No smoking or tobacco use is allowed on school property. This will be important to keep in mind at such events as the Ice Cream Social where adults have, in the past, stepped outside of the building in order to smoke. This is no longer allowed. This also applies to all activities on school grounds - including Spring / Summer baseball games. 
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700 N. Schoenbeck Rd.  Prospect Heights, IL 60070    P: 847.870.3850
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