The Richardson School district in North Texas is the latest school district that now requires students to put their phones in locked pouches during the school day!  A spokesperson for Richardson ISD said cell phones are too distracting for students and make things harder for teachers. This is the second school district in Texas to adopt this new cell phone policy. Thorndale ISD implemented this policy in July. 

According to a report by KXAN, both districts said in emergency situations, teachers can use their classroom phones or even cut the pouches cell phones are locked in. Richardson ISD said students can email their parents on their school laptops if needed as well.

The system both districts are using is called Yondr. Students will have to bring the pouch to school every day. When they leave school, they’ll tap the case to a base that’ll unlock it, giving access back to their phones and other smart devices. You can read the full press release that was sent to Thorndale students by clicking here.

Of course there are parents on both sides of the issue. What are your thoughts on this new policy? Would you support this in the Victoria Independent School District? Let us know in the Facebook comments on this status.

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