New JCSD1 Cell Phone Policy Takes Effect This Week

New JCSD1 Cell Phone Policy Takes Effect This Week

A new school policy at Buffalo High School will take effect with the beginning of the new school year this week, and there are both positive and negative reactions, including many individuals having mixed feelings in the matter.

The policy will require students to leave their cell phones and other electronic devices home, or if they bring them to school, to turn them off and leave them in their lockers for the day, with the exception of the lunch hour, when they can use them before returning them to their lockers.

Sheridan Media spoke to two students and one school board member, who had their own opinions on the policy, both positive and negative.

School board member Marcy Schueler said she backs the administration's decision to implement the policy, but also believes kids need to learn how to use them, and when it is appropriate to use them.

Schueler said as a parent, she wanted her kids to have cell phones so she could contact them easily if necessary.
But, she did say parents do have the option of contacting their kids through the school office.

She did say that although the policy appears to be here to stay, there may be some tweaks and changes to it as it is fully implemented.

We will have the opinions of two high school students in an upcoming story.

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