New policy required to continue receiving federal technology funding.
The Waltham School Committee has started to formulate a new Internet safety policy. The new policy must be completed by July 1 in order to continue receiving federal funding for school Internet access, said to Waltham Schools Superintendent Susan Nicholson during a Wednesday, June 6 School Committee meeting at Waltham High School. Despite the new policy, the district is already teaching Internet safety, according to Nicholson. A public hearing was held on the matter, but no residents spoke during it. A committee, however, has already drafted a new policy and the district is currently finding ways to teach the lessons within the current curriculum. INITIATIVES OF NEW POLICY (Source: Susan Nicholson) CLARIFICATION CURRENT PROTECTIONS