Aug 172010
 
 August 17, 2010  Court, Surveillance, Youth & Schools

John P. Martin reports:

The Lower Merion School District on Monday adopted a new set of policies to govern the use and tracking of student laptops and other technology, its latest step to get past the furor of webcam monitoring.

The measures, passed unanimously by the school board at its monthly meeting, spell out in detail when, how, and for what reasons school officials can access or monitor the laptops they will give to each of the district’s nearly 2,300 high school students next month.

Read more on Philly.com. If you’re wondering what the case has cost the district so far, Martin also reports:

The district has already spent nearly $1 million in legal fees and expenses on the case.

Meanwhile, the Robbinses’ attorney has asked the judge to order Lower Merion to pay him $418,000 to cover his bills through July. That request is pending.

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