Ban On Cellphones NYC Public Schools Set To Be Lifted



A longtime ban on cellphones in New York City public schools is set to be lifted on Monday.

Mayor de Blasio had promised to overturn the ban during his 2013 mayoral campaign.

The city had announced in January that the ban would be lifted on March 2.

De Blasio called it “a common-sense action” that would give parents peace of mind.

Each school will have an individualized policy determined by its principal, with input from parents and teachers. It could include allowing student to use their phones during lunch or in designated areas and storing them in their backpacks during class.

The ban was put in place by former Mayor Bloomberg.


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