Tom Messinger, principal at BHS, admitted he is nervous about the policy change.
"Anytime we have a new policy or new guideline in the student handbook, it's always a little uncomfortable because we don't know what the outcome will be," he
told the school board.
"Our students use cell phones during the school day anyway.
We are fooling ourselves if we tell anyone the policy in place is truly keeping people from using them."
If the school board approves the amendment, a trial period of one academic quarter would be used to show how the students would behave with cell phones.
"I think you have to look at the incidents in the classroom," Messinger
also said the student cell phones also can help with the daily operations at the school.
"There are times when we need to get a hold of a parent, and all the phone numbers listed in infinite campus are wrong," Messinger
If the school board approves the policy at that time, it will be up to Messinger
and the Student Leadership Team to come up with a date to make the new cell phone policy effective.