Friday the Last Day for Cellphone Ban in City Public Schools
A major change is set for the city’s public school students, as beginning Monday, they will be allowed to bring their cellphones to school. NY1’s Lindsey Christ filed the following report.
For many students, a morning ritual is about to change.
Friday was the last day of the cellphone ban in public schools, and the last day students needed to pay storage trucks and bodegas to hold their phones while they went to class.
“Basically, we have to find another way to make a living,” said Ariel Coronato, a truck company owner.
Trucks began appearing when the Bloomberg administration decided nine years ago to enforce the prohibition on students bringing cellphones and other electronics to school. The typical charge? $1 a day.
“It seems cheap, but then as time goes on, it becomes pretty expensive,” said one student.
Bodegas, competing for student foot traffic, also began offering the service, although several store owners NY1 talked to said they never felt comfortable holding so much expensive technology.
Now, students can bring their phones to school, but principals will regulate their use inside their buildings.
Most schools are expected to tell students to keep phones off and out of sight. That’s http://www.cheapjerseys11.com/ the plan at Washington Irving.
“If you get caught with your phone for the first time, they just take it away for the day. But if you keep doing it constantly, they’re going to take it away for 30 days,” said one student.
But the High School for Graphic Communication Arts plans to collect all phones at the door every day and hold them until dismissal, which means the school will take on cheap jerseys the responsibility and liability.
“We got to move on,” one employee said.
But not quite yet. Just like principals who say they’re going to see how the new policies actually work, Coronato is not yet ready to hang up on his business.
“We’re just going to maintain the cost of having the truck, because we got to pay insurance, we got to pay parking. This is part of the cost that goes with it,” Coronato said. “So we’re going to continue to pay that for at least a month or two and see what happens, because they might need us back.