Friday, August 12, 2016
By a 4-0 vote -- one member was absent -- the group approved the first reading of what board attorney Gary Hanna called a tweaked policy. Second and third readings are anticipated at the September meeting.
During a 5 p.m. work session, Superintendent David Cox supported the idea that teachers determine "where, when or if" the phones are used during class time.
Some such actions have already taken place, according to Cox, who said a teacher at Allegany High School has a sleeve with numbered pockets where students place the devices when they enter the room and pick them up when they exit.