Alma del Mar Charter School in New Bedford is taking a new approach to prevent students from using phones in the classroom. In the new cell phone policy, students who bring a phone to school must turn it off immediately upon entering the school building. They also are required to store the cell phone in a school provided locker.
All cell phone use, including texting, phone calls, taking photo/video, and social media use, is prohibited during school hours and while on school grounds. Cell phone use is also prohibited during after school activities.
Checkout this video by the school showing how the new cell phone lockers will work:
What do you think? Is this a good idea? Cell phones have not only caused a major distraction for students, but it also makes it extremely easy to cheat on exams. The kids might not like it, but I think this will help them in the long run!