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Victoria school district mulls WiFi in elementary schools

03/06/2013 10:16 EST | Updated 05/06/2013 05:12 EDT
The chair of Victoria's school district says she's torn over whether to allow WiFi technology in elementary schools.

Peg Orcherton says recommendations from a special district committee on WiFi have been put on hold until a parent survey is completed.

“We have a lot of information that's been forwarded to us, both for and against,” she said.

“But we're waiting to hear back from for the Victoria Confederation of Parent Advisory Councils to see what position the parents are taking."

The survey will take place next month, and the issue will likely come before the school district board in late April or May.

A group called Citizens for Safe Technology is holding a meeting to convince Victoria parents that WiFi is a health risk to young children on Thursday.

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