Houston County BOE ready to revise cell phone plan

PERRY -- The Houston County school board is set to take action on the update to its student cell phone policy.

After two months of delays so the principals could review the change, Assistant Superintendent for School Operations Michelle Masters presented the revision at Tuesday’s board work session.

She said it was “really not a major change,” and it will leave rules regarding the use of cell phones and other mobile devices for instructional use in the hands of each teacher.

“Any other time on campus, it’s up to the principal,” Masters said.

The policy will allow for “appropriate disciplinary action” if a student violates the policy, with a first offense likely netting a call home for the student’s parent to pick up the device.

At the meeting held at Tucker Elementary, the board also was presented a guaranteed price of $11,171,863 for renovations at Houston County High School.

The board will hold its regular meeting at 1 p.m. Tuesday at the board offices in Perry.

To contact writer Jeremy Timmerman, call 744-4331.