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Oak Ridge Schools considers allowing students to bring devices to class
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Tuesday evening, parents in Oak Ridge learned more about technology policies at their kids' schools.

The district has fallen behind technology-wise, while nearby Knox County has a one-to-one policy, meaning each student gets a tablet device.

Oak Ridge Schools are considering a technology policy that would let kids bring and use their electronics at school. The "Bring Your Own Device" policy is the school district's step toward a one-to-one policy.

Speakers at the meeting expressed concerns about not every student being able to afford a computer device.

The superintendent acknowledged the plan isn't perfect but it's a start.

"I would hope so over time that the discussions would happen here that would enable us to give a device to every student. I think that's inevitable and that some districts and communities will get there faster and others it will take longer," said Superintendent Dr. Bruce Borchers.

The BYOD plan will start at the end of October for the 4,400 students in the school district.


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