This time it's those pesky electronic devices that are under the gun.
Board member Charlie Hoff said he's worried about students downloading inappropriate pictures, fighting over iPods and using them to cheat. "I think they shouldn't be there, period. They're just a plain distraction and every other week they become much more sophisticated."Seriously, if you can't handle this like any other distraction--we've been there with CD players, Walkmans (Walkmen?), transistor radios, carrier pigeons--then you've got problems beyond gizmos.
But board member Evelyn Castellar said the district should teach students how to use iPods. "It would be a terrible thing to ban electronic technology," she said. "This is a learning tool — just like a calculator. They used to ban calculators and now you're required to bring them."