Montgomery Public Schools Allow Cell Phone Use in Classroom
The Montgomery County School Board changes its cell phone policy. Now students can use cell phones in the classroom, but some parents are not too happy about it.
Ricky Rogers has three children in the Montgomery Public School System. He worries that a new distraction will be making its way into their classrooms.
"They aren't supposed to have their phones out at all unless they are instructional. So I think a teacher who is monitoring their classrooms, would be able to walk through the classroom and see who's texting, who's doing what," said Thompson.
It's not all bad news for parents, who agree that cell phones are good to have in case of an emergency. Superintendent Barbara Thompson says that was also a factor that played into the decision.
Thompson says the new policy can be modified when problems arise.
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