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Cell Phone Policy Delayed to Next School Year

Students react to proposed policy
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Michael Williams Seybert
Devices that are being prohibited by the policy.

With news of the postponement of the phone policy, students are on the edge of their seats, waiting to hear more information. After a nearly six-hour board meeting, the “compromise” proposed by GEHS’s principal, Frank Bell, seems to be the direction the administration wants to take next year.

Several students have expressed their distaste for this proposal; however, other students believe it’s necessary to solve some of the issues occurring at the school. Hearing student input is incredibly important when considering school policy, and the student voice on the subject is particularly loud.

Patience Jones, a sophomore and member of Bell’s Principal Advisory Council (PAC), expresses her endearment for the policy, believing it’s necessary to raise GEHS’s productivity.

“I think there’s going to be more teacher respect from students and student respect from teachers. It’ll make classes more interactive, and I think it will just benefit everyone in general,” Jones said.

Junior and president of the junior class, Kaila Burnside, conveys her disappointment in the student body that a policy like this must be proposed in the first place, however, wishes that there could be a different alternative to not allowing phones altogether.

“Depending on the angle that I approach this from, I can see why it’s gotten to this point,” Burnside said, “But the fact that it’s even been proposed means that there is a problem that needs to be addressed.” 

Overall, this upcoming policy will change the way GEHS functions–that being positive or negative, we’re yet to see–and shift how GEHS students go about their school day.

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Michael Williams Seybert
Michael  is a sophomore this year. He loves hanging out with friends and always has Burts Bees in his hand. he loves to play Roblox and makes Tik Tok.

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