The school’s site-based decision-making council had the second reading of a policy that focused on cell phones but included other electronics too. Cell phones, pagers, i-Pods, CD players and other similar items are not to be visible at any time during the school day. Students failing to comply will have their possessions confiscated, and only parents will be able to retrieve them. A first offense would result in detention, a second would be penalized with in-school suspension and a third would result in suspension.
Teacher representative Donna Kranz said teachers need to make sure they don’t let a student out his or her sight when preparing to confiscate cell phones because students might get sneaky and remove the data cards before handing them over.
The new in-school suspension policy also was given its second reading, making it official policy. Upon arrival, students must report immediately to the ISS room. If the student fails to do this, he or she will be reported to administrators and be given more days. Students will receive two restroom breaks each day, which will be at specific times. If students do not follow the ISS instructor’s directions, they may be suspended. If they are assigned multiple ISS days, they cannot attend or participate in school activities until they are finished with their punishment.
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