WASHINGTON – Washington head of the school offers students $100 if they turn off their electronics for one day per week during the summer holidays.
Washington Latin Public Charter School principal Diana Smith tells local media that they pay each rising eighth-and ninth-grader who spends Tuesday screen-free. Smith’s challenge covers all of the electronics, such as television, video games and mobile phones.
The director says that she is worried that students spend too much time with screens instead of activities such as sports or visit a museum.
Students should have two adults older than 21 to certify that they have 11 days in the course of the vacation without electronics.
Although Smith could be out $16,000 if all of the 160 eligible students to remember, she says that she does not anticipate more than 50 students gather.