Greece School Board approves bags to curb phone use in class

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ROCHESTER, N.Y. (WHEC) — The Greece School Board gave the go-ahead to purchase bags to curb cell phone use in the classroom.

The proposal to order “Yondr pouches” for students passed unanimously on Tuesday night. The bags would be used for kids in grades 6 through 12 starting in September.

The Rochester City School District has already started using the pouches which students must unlock with a magnetic strip to open.
Chief of Schools in Rochester, Dr. Carmine Peluso, said the pouches help to keep students focused.

“One of our schools started midyear this year with the phone pouches, and they’ve already seen a drastic reduction in terms of how students are attentive in class. Less situations revolving social media throughout the day,” Peluso said.

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