North Hastings High School hopes they can teach students a thing or two about using their cell phones.

In September, Bayside Secondary School in Belleville started a pilot project that would look at how students use their cell phones while in class. Kerry Donnell, Communications Officer with Hastings and Prince Edward School Board, says, “it’s a first step in looking at the use of cell phones, specifically in classrooms.”

Donnell says the objectives of the project are to continue to teach students about developing the skills, knowledge and behaviours that “optimize the learning environment, use technology to support learning, and emphasize the importance of face-to-face interactions and learning together.”

Donnell says discussions have taken place at North Hastings High School about taking a similar approach. She says they are currently awaiting the results of the pilot project at Bayside before making any further decisions.

My Bancroft Now has reached out to North Hastings High School for comment, but representatives were unavailable.