Phoenixville schools loosen policy on mobile devices

    A slight change in policy wording could be considered a big win for students in Phoenixville, who are no longer “prohibited” from using mobile devices in school.

    The school board voted recently to revise its policy on phones and other mobile devices, lifting the ban and instead “restricting” the use of the tool, the Mercury reports.

    Principals will be charged with communicating their schools’ policies, and have the power to withdraw the privilege. The move comes after it was determined too much time was being spent confiscating the formerly banned items from students

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