Mount Greylock Begins Talk of Curtailing Cell Phone Use
iBerkshires.com reports Mount Greylock Regional School is considering a rule change that will promote talking instead of texting.
The middle-high school's School Council on Tuesday discussed modifications to the handbook that would curtail student use of cell phones during school hours.
It was the first time the council has looked at the issue, and any change likely could not be in place before the 2020-21 academic year.
Mount Greylock Principal Mary MacDonald, who co-chairs the School Council, clarified that the current handbook says students should not use their cell phones in class unless asked to by a teacher — for example, to use the stopwatch function in a science lab.
Ultimately, any change in the handbook on cell phone usage during school hours would need to be approved by the School Committee.
In other business, the council discussed how to fill a couple of vacancies in its ranks. Noting that it has a vacancy for a parent representative and currently has two Williamstown parents, Malone recommended that the council make an appeal for Lanesborough parents who are interested in serving.