DeKalb School Board approves pilot program to lock up smartphones at some schools

Yondr pouch

The DeKalb County School Board approved a $400,000 smartphone pouch pilot program with Yondr during the board’s July 8 meeting.

The program will implement a system where students are issued a pouch to put their phones in at the beginning of the day that stays on their person. The pouch locks and can only be unlocked by a special magnet at certain unlocking bases. Students must turn their phones off before putting them in the pouch. Each school will get at least 20 unlocking bases (more if necessary), and each school will have to decide where to put them. 

They may be wall-mounted—with the unlocking mechanism unscrewed during school hours— or be given to teachers or administrators. 

(Click the source for more)

Chairman's Circle