Published Online: August 20, 2014

ACLU challenges school district's iPad policy

MENDON, Mass. (AP) — The American Civil Liberties Union has filed a complaint with Massachusetts education officials over what it calls the discriminatory policy regarding iPad use at a state school district.

The ACLU says the Mendon-Upton School District allows only low-income middle school students who qualify for free or reduced price lunches to take school-provided iPads home with them, while the rest of the students can only use the school iPads in school, or must buy their own.

The Telegram & Gazette (http://bit.ly/1uVWCan ) reports that the ACLU of Massachusetts says the policy violates state law by not providing all students with equal access to educational resources.

The complaint was filed on behalf of a parent with the state Department of Elementary and Secondary Education.

The district's superintendent could not be reached for comment.

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Information from: Telegram & Gazette (Worcester, Mass.), http://www.telegram.com


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