Middletown school district extends cellphone ban; concerns

MIDDLETOWN – Middletown will kick off the new faculty 12 months with a cellphone ban at all of its seven faculties. This follows a ban enforced very last calendar year at its two middle schools for quite a few months.

The goal, in accordance to a statement from the district issued July 20, is to limit distractions all through the university day but some mom and dad get worried that pupil safety will be compromised.

Nicole Vanterpool, whose daughter attends Middletown Substantial College, said she understands the district’s issues about distractions and learners accessing social media with their telephones, but she would like to have her child be equipped to achieve her during an emergency.

“Of system youngsters shouldn’t have their cellphones out all through course. My daughter rarely utilizes her cell phone for the duration of faculty time only if it’s an unexpected emergency,” stated Vanterpool.

The July 20 assertion to district households reported its objective with the cellphone ban is to “present every single student with alternatives to understand and expand in an optimal academic-focused surroundings.”

All students ought to convert off and set away their cellphones throughout the school day and are prohibited from owning cellphones in a classroom or other site where the ban is enforced. Pupils can use a mobile phone in the principal office should really they have to have to simply call house, and mom and dad can call college students by using school mobile phone in the party of an urgent matter.

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