Tuesday, April 10, 2007

Cellphones

The DOE is beginning to take bids for the pilot program to store cell phones in lockers outside of schools.
These are the words of the DOE
The devices are to be used to store electronic equipment not allowed in schools. We are looking for a vendor or vendors willing to take responsibility for cost, design, construction, maintenance, and repair of such lockers. Said vendor(s) would also be responsible for any liability related to the operation and care of the cell phone lockers.

I do not see how this is going to work. How are the lockers going to be protected? Is there going to be a guard protecting them. I hate to be a pain in the rear (no I don't ) but I would make my child flout the rules.
First off the children don't have lockers inside the school something about there being to many children. How are we going to have enough of those little lockers outside the school? Every time the DOE comes up with one of there hair brained schemes I just shake my head and think there they go again trying to divert my attention.
I have heard the stories how the children play with the cell phones during the day. I agree it is wrong but you must have rules and apply them. Take it away period. My child knows that his cell phone belongs in his bag shut off and if I need to contact him I will call the school, he has called me from school from the nurses office on the school phone when needed. Why? Because he knows that if the cell phone is taken away he will have to pay the consequences with me. Believe me that is not pretty.

The vendor will be responsible for the liability related to the cell phone lockers.
Does that mean when cell phones or I-Pods or whatever the students are hauling will be monetarily reimbursed? Just wondering. I am sure it won't. Probably a sign will be placed, we will not be responsible for items left in lockers.
Oh boy I can see the problems start before this pilot program is started.
By the way they are going to be outside, outside????????
Will they also be protected from the elements. We all know how well water and electronics work. Still shaking my head.

1 comment:

Pissed Off said...

I'm sure the Mayor has thought this out really well. And, I am willing to bet that one of the vendors might even have some interest in his new school projects.

What is more important--lockers for your child's cell phone or smaller classes? It's time you get your priorities in order.