The high school keeps cell phones overnight. How can I convince them that's a mistake?
August 22, 2011 4:04 PM Subscribe
The local high school confiscates cell phones for 24 hours -- and that makes me crazy. How can I craft a solid argument for their return to students when school lets out?
posted by Ink-stained wretch to law & government (39 answers total) 5 users marked this as a favorite
My kid's high school policy is to confiscate cell phones if they ring in class or the kid gets caught texting. I have no issue with that.
However, they keep the phone for 24 hours, which means my kid doesn't have her phone after school lets out in case of an emergency, or to find out that she needs to pick up her younger sib (we communicate by text after school to run the rest of our day), or to answer the elderly lady who calls her to ask for help. Also, it makes me uncomfortable that they would hold private property overnight. If the phone is stolen from the Attendance desk, am I going to be out of pocket?
Does anyone know where I can find out what other schools' policies are (to bolster the very polite letter I am writing)? And/or do you have any suggestions for what this letter should say?