A less-restrictive cell phone policy appears to be working well at Civic Memorial High School, but a few changes are in the works.  The school went from what was basically a “no-tolerance” policy earlier this year to allowing some usage during non-class times at the start of the spring semester.

The changes focus on disciplinary measures for those who violate the new rules.  Currently the phones are confiscated on the first offense, and Dean of Students Aaron Kilpatrick says parents have to pick them up at the end of the day.

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It would only be after the third offense the parent would have to retrieve the phone under the new policy.  The school board passed the changes, which will take effect in the fall, unanimously.


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