CBS News:  New Call For Change In NYC School Cell Phone Policy

CBS News: New Call For Change In NYC School Cell Phone Policy

“This is ridiculous, to bring everything to a grinding halt, to lose the opportunity for students to have breakfast, to lose a class or one or two periods of instructional time,” said Pirozzolo.

December 6, 2011 at 3:44 pm

NEW YORK (WCBS 880) – Should students in New York City schools be allowed to have cell phones?  That’s the question some are asking amid a new call for a change in the citywide policy.

Regardless of the fact that there is citywide ban on them, at Stuyvesant High School, one student said, “Of course everyone has them. [They] just keep them away.”

However, despite that student’s comments, school officials apparently are not blind to what is going on.

“There was a surprise screening of all the kids. We had to walk through metal detectors and they took everybody’s cell phone,” the student told WCBS 880 reporter Alex Silverman.

That has happened a few times recently on Staten Island and Community Education Council 31 president Sam Pirozzolo is pushing the city to rethink its policy.

Read the full article on CBS News at https://newyork.cbslocal.com/2011/12/06/new-call-for-change-in-nyc-school-cell-phone-policy/