OCPS superintendent says students are more attentive, engaged with new cellphone policy

ORLANDO, Fla. — Leaders at Orange County Public Schools say they’ve noticed students seem to be more engaged throughout the school day.


They also told Channel 9 that student behavior has been improving.

OCPS Superintendent Dr. Maria Vazquez said the district’s new cell phone policy has played a role in these recent changes.

The new rule was a big talker before the start of the school year — no FaceTiming, no texts, and no social media allowed during school hours.

The policy drew some pushback, but Dr. Vazquez said the decision was based on data and she stands behind the rule.

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Other education leaders are now looking at the OCSO policy in play.

Vazquez sat down one-on-one with Channel 9′s Alexa Lorenzo to talk about the policy’s impact on the district to date.

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