CUMBERLAND - At the August meeting of the Board of Education of Allegany County, a modification was made to the regulations for a policy on telecommunications that now allows students, staff and guests to use personal wireless access devices while in Allegany County Public School buildings. 
However, the school system’s plan is to make this access available sometime during the first quarter of the school year, but not at the present time.
     The policy states that “Telecommunications use in the Allegany County Public Schools is for educational purposes, such as accessing curriculum-related information, sharing resources, and promoting innovation that enrich the curriculum and the instructional program.” 
Students must have teacher permission before utilizing their own devices, and all students’ and employees’ internet activity will be closely monitored. 
A message with directions for use will be provided to all staff when implementation is complete and available later this quarter.