Education
8:45 am
Thu April 18, 2013

Columbia Public Schools to allow cell phones in schools

The Columbia School Board decided to allow the use of cell phones in schools.  Christine King, president of the Columbia Public School Board of education, said this policy will help students access school material through their phones.

“We want to provide the technology of online instruction through a variety of ways to students.  In order for them to use their iPhone, for example, to look up whatever it is they need to do for a class, we have to allow them to bring that into school,” said King.

Teachers will also benefit from the new policy by sending class material to students via their mobile devices.