The boy, a 10-year-old in fourth grade, was given an in-school suspension.
Cohick believes the suspension was unfair, and she said so at Monday's school board meeting.
"These tablets are not equipped with software that allows parents to block pornography sites," the
Cohick argues that the
Under Brandywine's guidelines, students in fourth to eighth grade take the tablets home. Younger students are required to leave them in school.
Cohick's was not the only complaint to come before the board.
None of the board members commented on the email or Cohick's comments.
"In school, the Internet is in lockdown," he said. "Once the tablets go home, it's the parent's responsibility to monitor their childrens' activity."
The policy, Potteiger said, was explained to parents before the tablets were handed out. It is also on the district's website.
Some thought was given to equipping each tablet with parental control software, he said, but it would have cost
Cohick, who uses a parental control device on her home computer, says it's next to impossible to monitor kids without parental control devices.
"You can't be with them every minute," she said. "My son came across it by accident and didn't even understand what he was looking at."
After the meeting, Cohick said she was dissatisfied with the way her complaint was handled.
"No one on the board discussed the issue," she said. "It was disappointing."
In other business, the board approved a preliminary 2014-15 budget of
The preliminary budget, required by the state, begins a fiscal planning process over the next few months. The board will act on a revised budget on
Brandywine has used its allotted five snow days, and set makeup days for
After that, the school year would be extended beginning
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