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By Garth Meyer
Gazette Reporter 

Student usage of cell phones limited


September 27, 2018

The new school year brought a new cell-phone use policy for seventh and eighth-graders at Colfax Junior-Senior High School.

Students now are not allowed to bring cell phones to classrooms, use them between classes or in the cafeteria during lunch.

The policy extends one already in place at Jennings Elementary.

“We had a lot of phone infractions in the seventh grade last year,” Colfax Principal Carrie Lipe said.

At the end of the 2017-18 school year, junior high teachers took a survey and all recommended the new policy.

Last year, the junior high rules were the same as for high school....

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