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August 16, 2011  |   Comments (4)   |   Post a comment

Fla. district lifts school bus laptop ban


MANATEE COUNTY, Fla. — School District of Manatee County students will be allowed to use computers and other electronics on the school bus at the start of school on Aug. 22.

The district's school board recently voted to end the ban on using iPads and laptops on buses, 13 News reports. The change was in response to suggestions from school principals that the ban prevented students from working on homework while traveling to and from school.

The bus drivers will decide when electronic devices are allowed to be used.

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As a driver, I would personally not allow my students to use laptops and other electronic devices while driving. I feel it is a safety issue, as in the event of an accident or if I would have to hit my brakes fast then those items could become projectiles.

l    |    Aug 23, 2011 10:20 AM

bring this subject to nc jacksonville My child loves to do her homework on the bus she has more free time after she gets off the bus

pam    |    Aug 18, 2011 03:02 PM

I cannnot believe they would allow electronics to be used on a bus while in transit. And then to leave it up to the driver when they can be used. Just another thing for a driver to worry about. Think about it. The bus has to make an emergency stop or a car pulls out in front of the bus. How is a child going to hold on to something that weighs that much? It turns into a projectile that goes flying fwd. Sorry.. But the board needs to sprout a brain. No way on my bus. Period.

John M.    |    Aug 17, 2011 02:46 AM

Waynesville School District in Waynesville, MO just did the same thing. Granting the use of electronic devices on the school bus. This is a new policy that was changed by the school board.

compwhiz    |    Aug 16, 2011 02:57 PM

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