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    Greenwood District 50 puts ‘Chromebook curfew’ in place for students – Valley Stream, New York

    Valley Stream, New York 2021-11-19 19:50:43 –

    Greenwood, South Carolina (WSPA) – Greenwood School District 50 has enacted a “Chromebook Curfew” for students starting Friday.

    The school district will shut down student laptop internet services daily from midnight to 5 am.

    This arises after concerns about improper use of the device.

    In the midst of a pandemic, schools began to rely on laptops and iPads to allow students to learn from home.

    “When I wasn’t at school, it was the only way I could communicate with my students,” said Jonathan Graves, a spokesman for the Greenwood district.

    Greenwood District 50 has distributed Chromebooks to junior high and high school students.

    But now, district leaders say they are starting to get distracted and are concerned about improper use.

    “That’s a serious concern for us, and we feel that technology can hinder the healthy lifestyle our students are looking for,” Graves said.

    Currently, the district has enacted a curfew on the Internet.

    “We understand that it’s a quick announcement and may have surprised some people,” Graves said.

    Some students do not agree to the change.

    “The Chromebook curfew is good for junior high school students, but not for high school students,” said one student.

    They said it limits the amount of time they can accomplish their homework.

    Zymaya Wardlaw, Senior at Greenwood High School, said:

    “We will continue to keep in touch with teachers about how much work they do for their students,” Graves said. “We want to make sure we tell our teachers that they don’t want to put too much work on them so much that it takes them so long to get home and complete their assignments.”

    Students throughout the district have begun petitioning to remove the curfew. They are about to reach 1,000 signatures.

    District 50 says it is still considering some details, such as how long the changes will take place, and will continue to consider the policy.

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