LYNCHBURG; Va. — As students head back to school next week, there is a change in cell phone policy for Lynchburg students.
High school students will now be allowed to carry and use the phones during the school day.
The last time the cell phone policy was changed in Lynchburg was 1997. Technology and the use of cell phones has change drastically since then. School officials say, they changed the policy to keep up with the times.
"I think it would be a distraction," said concerned Lynchburg parent William Perkins.
"With Google and stuff on the phones now, they can Google answers and maybe cheat on test. And they text. It will be a distraction in the classroom if not supervised properly," said concerned Lynchburg parent Donnie Kinny.
Parents expressed strong opinions on students using cell phones during the school day. Two parents spoke out against allowing the use of cell phones in schools, at Tuesday night's Lynchburg City School Board meeting.