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Senators propose study on effects of cell phone use in schools

November 14, 2023

Via: K-12 Dive

In determining pilot schools, districts would seek input from parents, students and educators. Any school participating in the pilot program would have a communication system in place to allow teachers, administrators and staff to communicate with local emergency responders.

Participating schools also would need to have a clear process for students to be able to contact their parents, according to the six-page Focus On Learning Act.

The cell phone storage containers called for in the pilot would be controlled by school administrators, and student phone usage would be prohibited during the school day, including at lunch and in between classes.

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