Jul 11, 2014 5:45 PM by Tina Macias
The cell phone ban at Lafayette Parish schools could be lifted at middle and high schools, according to proposed changes to the school system's cell phone policy.
The Lafayette Parish School Board will take its first look at the new policy during a meeting on Wednesday. Right now, students are not permitted to use cell phones or have them "visible or audible" during the school day.
The proposed policy would make the biggest changes in high schools, where students would be allowed to have phones and use them in some cases.
High school students would be allowed to use phones outside of school buildings before and after school and during lunch. The policy would also let high school teachers allow phone use during class.
"It is recognized that cellular phones can potentially be used as a technological tool in the classroom. Therefore, teachers are allowed to implement the use of cell phones when appropriate into their lessons," the policy reads.
The policy would also allow middle school students to have cell phones on campus, but they would only be allowed to use the phone if they receive permission from an administrator. Student cell phones would still be banned at elementary schools.
To see a all the proposed changes, click here.