The Little Rock School Board passed tougher restrictions for students caught in class with a cell phone.
A group of Little Rock teachers and parents want to toughen the penalties for students caught using cell phones or other electronic devices at school.
Under the proposal if your child is caught with a cell phone during class they could be in serious trouble.
Teachers say cell phones are the number one problem they deal with in the Little Rock School District. They say that it takes time away from teaching and that's why a group of teacher and parents want tougher penalties for kids who are caught using cell phones and other electronic devices during the school day.
When this proposal first came in front of the board of directors two weeks ago
some members had concerns, but they say they do see the need for tougher rules.
While some say as long as students don't use their phones during class they should be able to have them turned off in their backpacks in case of emergency, but overall the focus during the school day should be on planner.