Changes to BYOD Policy Offer Savings

Lily Conrad

     The 2021-2022 year will bring new beginnings with CDS allowing for all different devices on the campus as an alternative for the Apple MacBooks that are required now. For grades 6-12, the options that CDS lays out for students and families consist of Apple MacBooks, Apple MacBook Airs, Apple MacBook Pros, Google Chromebooks or Windows laptops. This program is available in all grades 4-12 with various requirements. This Bring Your Own Device initiative was introduced because it removes several barriers to admissions by allowing families to choose from what device they want their child to have. A MacBook is an expensive device and this provides parents with various, less expensive options. A survey was conducted which asked the teachers if the platforms and programs could be used on other devices, and a majority of them could.