Phones in school

Cell phone usage at Pittsylvania County Schools is limited.

Phones are not allowed to be so much as seen or heard or it results in the student spending time in In School Suspension or, for repeat offenders, Out of School Suspension.

Students are allowed to have their phones in their possession, but  they cannot be seen nor heard. This makes it easy for students to get caught or in trouble when their phone goes off accidentally or falls out of a pocket or purse.

In my opinion, a student should not be suspended for their phones accidentally ringing or even if they check the time.  The school system should either choose to allow or choose to not allow the students to have their phones at all times without getting in trouble for them. Allowing students to have their phones and not use them is not fair. .