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Select Hamilton Co. schools to pilot "bringing your own device"

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Some students in Hamilton County will soon be bringing and using their own smartphones, laptops and tablets in the classroom, serving as a pilot program for other schools.

The Hamilton County School Board's technology committee discussed the "bring your own device" policy at it's meeting Thursday night.  It allows students to connect their personal devices into the school system's network.

The school board decided Nolan Elementary, Thrasher Elementary, and Signal Mountain Middle-High School will test this out in the next school year.

Also at that meeting the Hamilton County School Board approved funds to replace the East Brainerd Elementary School building.

The new school building will cost Hamilton County taxpayers about 23-million dollars.

The original building was built about 85-years ago.

The new school will house 11-hundred students and construction could begin as early as February.  The facility would be ready for fall classes in 2015.
 

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