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0000017b-35e5-df5e-a97b-35edafaa0000Kids all over Michigan are starting the new school year.We're spending the month of September taking a look at education in our state. To see the stories and interviews included in our "Back to School" series scroll below and check back throughout the month.

Battle Creek school bans cell phones in class

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Put that cell phone away. Not in your pocket, not in your purse, go park it in your locker and keep it out of the classroom.

That's the new rule for students returning to class at Lakeview High School in Battle Creek.

According to principal Jeff Bohl, it's all about helping kids get the most out of their time in class. 

"The distraction in the classroom is really amazing, the level that it's gotten to," he told us. "I mean, it's like you couldn't invent a machine with more opportunities to distract kids from what we're doing in the classroom."

"We want to hold classroom time as sacred as possible."

Bohl tells us more about the new rule and reactions from students and parents in our conversation above.

GUEST Jeff Bohl is principal of Lakeview High School in Battle Creek.

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