May 2, 2013 | Vol. 117 -- No. 2

School board tables cellphone use, Fisher Building decision

The Cheney School Board tabled a decision on two pieces of business at its April 24 meeting, including a policy change already heard and discussed at a previous meeting, a somewhat rare move.

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The “Students and Telecommunications Devices” policy was reviewed at the board’s April 10 meeting, receiving a first hearing. When brought up as old business for adoption last Wednesday, the policy ran into roadblocks, chief of which was language defining when it was permissible for students to use cell phones.

Under the modified policy, cellphones can only be used before and after school, during...

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