To change cellphone policy at North Greene High School

To change cellphone policy at North Greene High School

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Blayne Nunes started this petition to The North Greene School Board
Rule #19 in the student handbook which states, "Cell phones, and other electronic listening devices are not permitted in the classroom, assemblies, or in any educational setting."

On behalf of the student body of North Greene High School, we would like to suggest a few amendments to our personal electronic policy. We would like to amend rule #19 of the school handbook, “Cell phones, and other electronic listening devices are not permitted in the classroom, assemblies, or any educational setting. Students who use these devices during the school day will be subject to the following punishments.” We would like to change the phrasing from “during the school day” to “during educational settings.” This would allow students to use their cell phones in the commons and outside during lunch, in the morning in the high school gym and in the hallway during passing periods.
Allowing North Greene High School use electronic devices can be beneficial in many ways. For example, letting students become more responsible for themselves and their consequences (Responsibility 4). Studies show, “When students practice how to make effective choices on a regular basis in school, they develop stronger decision-making skills. They grow in their ability to be self-relective, thoughtful, and responsible people who can advocate for themselves and make appropriate decisions based on a wide variety of criteria” (Anderson 1). Changing the policy of no cell phone use in North Greene High School can allow students to become stronger decision makers in the near future.
Many schools in our community use this tactic. For example, Jacksonville High School’s policy on cell phone use is, “The school administration may allow the use of electronic devices piror to the educational day and during lunch time, in the cafeteria, provided these do not negatively impact the school culture or enviroment” (JHS Handbook 2018-19). Students in the Jacksonville district agree with their school policy. Several student’s say that there is less converstations about cell phone use and it allows the school day to stay on the topic of education.
We appreciate you taking your time to consider our request about changes to the handbook. We believe that technology is becoming a part of our lives and it’s important to learn how to use them respectfully and responsibly.
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