By Jamie Gardner
The Appling County Board of Education approved a waiver request recommendation from Superintendent Scarlett Copeland, at the regular monthly meeting held on February 27, that will request approval from the Georgia State Board of Education to waive O.C.G.A. 20-2-1183, Possession of Electronic Communication Devices, in all Appling County Schools for the next five years. As part of the waiver request the board stated that technology would be used in Appling County schools to provide access to the Internet, instructional applications, digital resources, productivity tools and blended learning environments. It will also be used to improve and encourage collaboration, critical thinking, problem solving, communication and creativity. Technology better engages students and prepares students for the 21st Century workforce.