Posted 2/22/24

A new bill introduced in the General Assembly would ban electronic devices (Cell Phones) in Tennessee classrooms.

The bill, House Bill 2758/Senate Bill 2809, would prohibit students from displaying, using or accessing an electronic device, like a cell phone, during instructional time.

As introduced, the bill requires Local Education Associations and public charter schools to prohibit students from displaying, using, or accessing an electronic device during instructional time unless the electronic device is authorized, or provided to the student, by the Local Education Associations or public charter school for instructional purposes; requires local boards of education and public charter school governing bodies to develop and adopt a policy to implement the prohibition.”

The bill  was introduced January 31st, since then, it’s passed on two considerations in the Senate and has been recommended for passing by the K-12 Subcommittee to the Education Administration.