The White Mountains Regional School District is taking steps to end cell phone distractions

WHITEFIELD — The White Mountains Regional School District is taking steps to end cell phone distractions. Under a new policy, students must turn off and refrain from using their cell phones in the classroom. The policy will require students at Lancaster Elementary, Whitfield Elementary and the high school to store their phones in secure locations away from their person during instructional hours. Students and families needing to contact each other will be asked to do so through each school’s main office. The policy contains exceptions for older students to use phones when outside the classroom. The new rules take effect when classes begin on Sept. 6.