Lewiston aims to ban cell phone use in school

The district desires to try out to limit distractions in Lewiston Public Universities.

LEWISTON, Maine — The Lewiston Community Educational institutions district is considering banning cellphones in faculties. The district claims the regulations would vary centered on the age of college students. But overall, the ban is meant to minimize down on interruptions. 

“The back again and forth concerning the keyboard and the posts can be brutal,” Jake Langlais, superintendent of schools in Lewiston, said.

Langlais added that cellphones are starting to be much more and a lot more of a distraction in educational institutions. Suitable now, cellphone use is only discouraged.

“We want to instruct children to stability that the appropriate way,” Langlais mentioned.

The district is proposing a several styles of bans on cellphones, dependent on the age of the scholar. Some grades will not be authorized to use their phones at all, while significant university learners could have their phones but only use them exterior of the classroom.

But, of system, not absolutely everyone will be content with this.

“We will have dad and mom who will say, ‘No, I want to be equipped to reach my little one at all points in the working day, no thoughts questioned.’ And you can not convey to them that they can not, you know, that variety of technique,” Langlais said.

You will find a security component for some families, primarily in the wake of the Uvalde faculty capturing. Langlais stated in the circumstance of an emergency, lecturers and school have telephones to connect with for assist.

“From an crisis circumstance perspective, if students desired to just take it out and flip it on, they could consider it out and switch it on,” Langlais mentioned.

Lewiston is not the only district in Maine checking out this alternative. The Westbrook Faculty Committee is expected to vote to ban cellphones for seventh- and eighth-graders at the middle school.

Associated: Westbrook seeks to ban mobile phones for all center university pupils


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