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New Bill Introduced in House to Ban Cell Phone use in Tennessee schools

A new bill introduced in the House of Representatives calls to ban cellphone use all together in schools across Tennessee. The bill was introduced by Representative Rebecca Alexander, R-Jonesborough, and Senator Jon Lundberg, R-Bristol.

The bill, HB 2758/SB 2809, would forbid students from displaying, using or accessing an electronic device, such as cellphones and AirPods, when students are in the classroom. “As introduced, requires LEAs and public charter schools to prohibit students from displaying, using, or accessing an electronic device during instructional time unless the electronic device is authorized, or provided to the student, by the LEA or public charter school for instructional purposes; requires local boards of education and public charter school governing bodies to develop and adopt a policy to implement the prohibition.”

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