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Student electronic devices now allowed in school

August 15, 2012

Photo by Ted Lutz – The Kane School Board's Curriculum Committee met Wednesday to discuss a variety of topics linked with the school year that begins Aug. 28 for students.

When classes begin in Kane later this month, students will be able to bring certain electronic devices to school.
The policy change allows students to come to school with their personal laptop computer, "netbook" or E-reader.
However, none of the devices may have accessibility to the internet. The devices will not be allowed to connect to the school district's wireless network.
"Students would only be able to use or access their personal device with teacher approval," according to the revised policy. Students bring their electronic devices to school "at their own risk" and the district is not responsible for lost or stolen equipment.
This policy change does not affect the rules banning cell phone use during the school day. Under the policy, cell phones must be concealed and never used in school.
Parents will be asked to sign a form stating they have been made aware of the cell phone policy.
The school board's Curriculum Committee discussed the policy change Wednesday at a public meeting in the conference room at the administration building on West Hemlock Avenue.
In other business at the meeting, the committee:

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