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High schools, Jackson Middle test cell phone pilot policy

January 12, 2013

PARKERSBURG — The county’s three high schools and a middle school are in the process of testing a pilot cell phone polic....

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Jan-13-13 5:09 PM

These kids do not need to have a cell phone in their possession at any time for any reason during the day while classes are in session, even at lunch time. Any calls that are of an emergency nature can be made/received through the school office. Having been a former employer, I know it was a constant battle to keep the employees off of their cell phones when they were on the clock and supposed to be working. This policy will just give these kids the idea that they have some right or entitlement to use the phone any time/place they want to, and we all should know that this is just not the case. They need to learn that they cannot be using the phone just anywhere or anytime they please, and school is a good place to start learning that.

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Jan-13-13 11:33 AM

This is absolutely ridiculous! Do you actually think these kids are going to just use phones for "educational" purposes? I'm sure Facebook, twitter, snap chat and whatever else is out there isn't an educational tool. All this will do is allow more fighting and drama in the schools. One of these days people are going to realize they screwed up by allowing this to go on! We are raising a society that can't function in the real world!

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Jan-12-13 10:34 AM

"Basically, this is what used to be the original policy," said Jeff Mennillo

And "basically" it did not work before, what makes you think it will work now.

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