The State Parent Teacher Association wants school districts to restrict the use of student cell phones.
State PTA President Cindy Barbarin says the Association did not vote for a ban on cell phones all together. But as a matter of courtesy, the phones should not be allowed in classrooms.
For one thing, Barbarin says, it's a matter of courtesy. Students aren't allowed to chat openly with each other during a class why should it be allowed on a phone.
Barbarin says they've also seen documentation showing students use the phone or text messaging to cheat, helping each other out with tests. They've alos been used to call friends outside of school when a fight breaks out on campus.