Golden Valley school board debates cell use

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Arguably one of the most difficult issues for school districts to tackle is the use of cellphones and other wireless devices on school grounds.

While the devices can be used for family emergencies or to look up information on important subjects, oftentimes they provide an avenue for in-class disruptions or, in the words of one Golden Valley Unified School District board member, “to send indecent pictures of themselves to each other.”

The issue was at times hotly contested at Golden Valley’s Tuesday board meeting.

A proposed policy change for the district would have modified the current no-tolerance rule to more leniency between classes for high school students and, in some cases, allow teachers to ask students to use their devices to pull up information on the topic under discussion while in class...

 

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