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Alberta Education Announcement - June 17, 2024

Posted on Jun 17, 2024
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June 17, 2024

This afternoon, the Minister of Education addressed concerns associated with personal mobile devices and social media usage in schools.

Effective for the 2024-2025 school year students will no longer be permitted to use personal mobile devices during instructional time. Personal mobile devices include cell phones, smart phones, smart watches and other personal electronic devices with exceptions for students using mobile devices for health and medical needs, to support specialized learning needs and for educational purposes. This initiative is based on the data collected during the April 2024 Cellphone use in schools engagement.

We are aware that there will be questions regarding this new government policy and how it affects the staff and students in Medicine Hat Catholic Schools. We want to assure division staff, students and families that details will be shared prior to the new school year. 

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