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New cellphone policy

will they be banned?
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Taryn Lebreck
hunter is troubled when having to put his phone in the “phone parking lot” for class

The new cell phone policy at Triton has some students wondering if bigger changes are in the works.

On the first day of school, students walked into classrooms that had a drastic change from the classrooms they had left last school year. The new phone holders on the back of some doors in classrooms are  students’ worst nightmare. When talking to Toni Fein, an art teacher here at Triton, she had an interesting take on this new phone policy.

“Sometimes you need your phone to take a picture like in the art classes,” said Fein. “Although, artclasses have use of a few iPads but it is useful to have phones in the classroom.”

Many teachers at Triton view this new policy the same way as Fein. If students can keep their cell phones away in backpacks during class time, there is no use to the “cell phone parking lot” that were placed in all classrooms.

 Banning cell phones completely would be a drastic change for the district. To touch on the students’ side of this idea, senior Molly Porter- Crean explained  that, “It’s a hard habit to break so it’s understandable that we as students have our phones on us or are checking them all the time but I get that it is a distraction.” 

  In May of this year, Florida passed a law requiring public school districts to enforce rules prohibiting student cell phone use during class time. This fall, Orange County in Florida Public Schools which includes Timber Creek High went even further, prohibiting students from using cellphones during the entire school day.

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Taryn Lebreck, staff writer
Hey, my name is Taryn Lebreck. I am a senior at Triton high school. I play volleyball, tennis, and love to ski in the winter. I enjoy hanging out with my friends outside of school. I have one older sister, Brynn, and a little fluffy dog named Declan. I like journalism because of the freedom of writing style. I enjoy interviewing my peers and other people in the area. I would love to become a kindergarten or preschool teacher to work with little kids. I want to live near or on the beach in a nice house with a cute lake house for my family. you can reach me at [email protected]!  

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