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No cell phones in Dougherty County schools

June 11, 2007

Albany--  No cell phones for students. Changing times and technology caused Dougherty County school leaders to update a policy.  

The old policy simply prohibited students from carrying pagers and other electronic communication devices.

Monday night, board members approved a new policy that specifically prohibits the use of cell phones, blackberries, pocket pagers and all other electronic communication devices.

School leaders say when the policy was first drafted in the 90's, the technology of today wasn't around.  This new policy will prevent students from trying to get around the wording of the policy.