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Wireless (Wi-Fi) Technologies

The safety and well-being of our students and employees is a priority for the Limestone District School Board. In response to discussions about the safety of wireless technology in schools, we have examined the issue in more detail.

Ontario’s Chief Medical Officer of Health has stated that “…wireless communications systems do not pose a public health risk,” a finding concurrent with that of the World Health Organization, Industry Canada and Health Canada. We continue to defer to the judgement of these officials and agencies when assessing our approach to the use of wireless networks in our school and office environments.

All electronic equipment purchased by the Board meets current Institute of Electric and Electronic Engineers and Department of Communications specifications, and Health Canada’s Safety Code 6 standards.

As with all health issues, the Board takes advice from public health agencies and governing legislation. Moving forward, the Board will only respond to or adjust our current practices based on any new guidance and direction provided by Health Canada or Ontario’s Chief Medical Officer of Health, or local KFL&A Public Health officials.

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