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Fla. district lifts school bus laptop ban

Posted on August 16, 2011

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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     | about 6 years ago

    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.

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