Perrysburg schools could change electronics policy again

PERRYSBURG, OH (Toledo News Now) - The Perrysburg School District said it is considering changing its electronics policy again.

A few months ago, the board voted to allow students to have phones, electronic readers, and other forms of technology in school. The district said it has been working well. So far, the policy just needed a few tweaks.

Very little would change on the high school and junior high levels. Students would just be required to log in under a district-regulated username for Internet access.

However, the board is considering stricter rules for the elementary schools.

The superintendent said electronics at lunchtime have become a distraction. Although students would be allowed to use their devices during the day, with teacher permission, they would be required to put them away during lunch periods.

Superintendent Tom Hosler said this is a natural part of refining school policies.

"I think next year at this time, we'll be tweaking the policy again because I think it's dangerous if you never tweak it. If you draw that line in the sand and say, 'We're never going to change.'  Education is changing rapidly and we have to change with it," said Hosler.

The school board will vote on the changes later this month.

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