Friday, October 15, 2010

Madison Area Schools Loosen Their Cell Phone Policies

Link from the Verona Area School District

Link to October 14 Wisconsin State Journal article, "More local high schools allowing use of cell phones by students".

Excerpt: Verona High School students have been given the green light to text on their cell phones, groove to songs on their mp3 players and update their Facebook pages while strolling between classes, eating lunch and hanging out before and after school.

The school is the latest in Dane County to relax the rules and allow students to use personal electronic devices outside of the classroom. They join an increasing number of area high schools, including Belleville, DeForest, McFarland, Middleton, Oregon Sun Prairie and Stoughton, that have adopted similar policies.

"If you need to get your mom to bring something to school from home you don't have to hide in the bathroom (to make the call)," Maddie Hankard, a freshman at Verona High School, said in explaining the change

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