Chesapeake (Va.) high schools to launch BYOD in September

Wednesday, June 19, 2013

High school students would have the opportunity to bring their personal digital devices to class under a policy change that gained initial approval from the School Board on Monday.

Students would need permission from teachers and principals to use their cellphones, tablet computers and other gadgets at school, Superintendent James Roberts said. The devices could be used only for educational purposes.

Existing policy allows students to bring e-readers "for the sole purpose of promoting reading" but forbids the use of other privately owned electronic devices.

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