Ferguson-Florissant School District will pilot the use of Yondr Pouches during summer school for grades 6-12. Students will be required to place all personal electronic devices (phones, smartwatches, earbuds) in a personal locked Yondr pouch that is kept sealed during the school day with a magnetized locking device.
The mission of FFSD is built on the core values of being student centered, excellence, innovation and relationships. To ensure the district is delivering on its mission for all students, middle and high schools will increase their efforts to become a cell phone-free environment during the school day.
Yondr recently surveyed over 900 school partners to measure the effects of creating phone-free
educational environments. These schools achieved notable progress in multiple areas:
● 65% of schools saw an improvement in academic performance
● 74% of schools saw an improvement in student behavior
● 83% of schools saw an improvement in student engagement in the classroom
More information will be provided soon on implementing the Yondr system to improve teaching and learning by making our class periods phone-free zones.