Young people today are seldom without a cellphone. It helps them keep connected with one another, and it helps parents contact their children.
Many schools allow students to bring their cellphones to school but set clear boundaries on how the units may be used.
Now Whiteland Community High School is experimenting with a change in policy that links this valued device to academic performance.
Students who are failing multiple classes will be required to leave their cellphones at home, because they won’t be allowed to use them during the day. The same rules apply to students skipping or acting up in classes. In addition, underperforming or misbehaving students will not be allowed to drive to school or to Central Nine Career Center.