Hollister Schools Ban Student Cell Phone Use During the Day

The Hollister School District will introduce the “Away for the Day” cell phone policy in 2019-2020.

The policy requires students to turn off their devices and put them away (and out of sight) for the day. Trustees approved updated Board Policy 5131 at their July 23 meeting.

The cell phone policy change was implemented to address numerous concerns voiced by teachers, parents, and school administrators during the 2018-2019 school year.