Improve MEC Cellphone Policy

Improve MEC Cellphone Policy

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Kailan Walker started this petition to Principal Tiffany

Our first day has already given me great confidence in the new principal and the changes to the school's programs, but the new all-out ban on students having their phones is an issue I, and all of my friends, want to see changed. Among the reasons why I want it changed are that I need a way of contacting my mom at any point, as well as a constant source of music, both to control severe anxiety. The overwhelming majority of the school has similar issues, and everyone I've spoken to agrees that they need ways of contacting their parents without going through school staff based bureaucracy.

I am not just coming forward with something I don't like saying "make it go away", because the teachers would all agree that excessive cell phone usage was an issue in previous years. I am bringing this petition forward with an offer. Rather than an all-out ban on personal cellphones, I, and those that sign, agree that an appropriate alternative for simultaneously providing these reliefs for students and controlling distractions would be allowing teachers to confiscate student's phones until the end of the school day at their discretion. To prevent thefts through falsely claiming phones, students will need to answer questions to verify the phone is theirs, such as describing the phone's case or lock screen image. While I cannot immediately speak for my fellow students, I personally trust all of the teachers to make sound judgement calls when confiscating phones.

-Kailan Walker, MEC Senior

 

NOTE: PLEASE DO NOT SIGN IF YOU DO NOT ATTEND THIS SCHOOL (UNLESS YOU ARE THE PARENT/GUARDIAN OF SOMEBODY WHO DOES)

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