Bullies and Phones: The Future of CHS and its Priorities

Jaci South

With the end of the school year here, questions about the 2019-2020 school year have come up. Substantial concerns of students are a stricter phone policy (See here), of which most students are adamantly against. However, students’ concerns have less to do with the obvious – an “attachment to phones” – and more to do with logical frustration over the details as well as the administration’s priorities.

Students’ objections range from cost (the proposed plan will require students paying $15 dollars, the Board of Education paying $5 per pouch) to something seemingly unrelated: bullying. Many students have voiced anger over the elaborate plan of phone pouches while the administration has yet to make any major action regarding bullying and complaints against teachers.

Students have also discussed a different phone use issue – the teachers’. Discussion includes teachers and teacher aids using their phones in class for personal use, while students under this plan will not even be allowed to have their phones during passing period.

What changes would you like to see in CHS next year?