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Document Number: 5444

Pagers and Cellular Phones on School Property MS Word PDF - Policies restricting student possession of pagers and cellular phones on school property were first enacted by state legislatures in the late 1980s and early 1990s. These policies responded to concerns that students carried these devices to participate in gang activity or drug sales, served as a distraction in the classroom setting, etc. Here are multistate compilations of statutes prohibiting pagers and/or cellular phones and statutes granting policymaking authority to local boards. (Jennifer Dounay, Education Commission of the States, Updated September 2004)...
Author: Jennifer Dounay
Publisher: ECS

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