Wish Coming True: Governor May See Bill Limiting Cell Phone Use in Public Schools

COLUMBUS, Ohio (News Talk 1480 WHBC) – Limitations on the use of cell phones by students in Ohio’s public schools are coming.

The Senate added the new policy to an unrelated House bill last week, requiring schools to limit phone use as much as possible during school hours.

State Senator Andy Brenner from Delaware County explains that it’s not a cell phone ban.

The bill also requires the state’s Department of Education and Workforce to create a model policy for school districts to work with, if they don’t have one.

Districts that already have a restrictive policy in place may not need to make any changes.

The bill, if passed in the House, would not become law until the first of next year.

The bill must go back to the House again for a vote before the governor sees it.