The Webster Parish School Board tackled policy issues Monday they hope will alleviate problems in three areas: cell phones in schools, transportation and graduation.

Cellphones in schools is the hottest topic, Child Welfare Supervisor Kevin Washington said.

In January, the discipline committee met to discuss changing the cellphone policy to recognize the role technology plays in students’ lives.

“It was the consensus of the discipline committee that this is a policy that we could live with, with those fines,” he said. “Those fines would go toward other incentives for positive things around the school.”
The recommendation that went before the board reflects that recognition