“Students have really looked at the change as a privilege and they are really kind of self-monitoring (cell phones),” David Gunter, Santa Rosa County School District (SRCSD) Director of Middle Schools, said.
Earlier this year, SRCSD implemented a new policy for cellphone usage that allows students to use the devices during “transition” time but not during instructional time. Gunter said students correct other students on using the devices now. He also said principals have reported to him the halls and lunch rooms are quieter as a result.
“A lot of the issues they had as far as the noise levels have improved. The students are now on the cell phone so instead of talking face to face, they are sending text messages.”
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