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Bring Your Own Technology In Richmond County Schools

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The Richmond County school system is now allowing students to bring in their own technology to school. 

It's a part of a new program, and with permission, students are allowed to bring their smart phones or tablets to school so that they can use them in class.  The devices can only be used under the supervision of a teacher.  The program is currently being used in 3 local schools.  Even though some board members are concerned about cheating, school officials say the program is going well so far.

"As I said in the presentation, misconduct has been a part of education since the one room schoolhouse," said Cheryl Jones, Elementary Assistant Superintendent.  "So we have policies in place to address misconduct, whether it's with pencil and paper or iPad, or whatever. If you're not behaving appropriately then you'll have the same consequence."

School leaders say they hope to have wireless internet in all middle and high schools by the end of the year.  When that happens, the "bring your own technology" program will begin at those schools.


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