Battle Creek high school banning cellphone use during class

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BATTLE CREEK, Mich. (AP) — Officials at a Michigan high school say students won’t be allowed to have or use cellphones or cellphone-sized electronic devices during class.

Lakeview High School Principal Jeff Bohl tells the Battle Creek Enquirer that teachers previously could set cellphone policies for classrooms, but that flexibility posed issues for some students and caused distractions in class.

Bohl says educators found “some students are so used to using their cellphones whenever they want that they have a hard time abiding by rules.”

The new policy was approved this week by the school board. It starts this fall and includes when students are in the hallways on a pass during class time. Phones and devices are to be kept in lockers. Students may use them in hallways between classes and during lunch.

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  • Bob

    All schools should band cellphone’s. Schools should have a single blocker that blocks all cellphones inside school. I take collage classes for something to do. If the average parent knew what their child was doing in collage they would have a fit.

  • A Teacher

    The middle school I teach in bans all cellphone use during school hours on the property and students may not use them in the building before or after school in the hallways. Most times student follow the rules, it is the parents who tell their kids they don’t have to follow that rule. When we enforce the rule, the parents go ballistic. Educate the parents and the student will get it from both ends. If the parent takes the phone away, it makes a much bigger impression as opposed to us mean ole teachers taking them away.

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