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A proposed law that will require Oregon School Boards to develop policies for use of personal electronic devices like Ipads and Smartphones in the classroom is headed to the Governor for final approval. Senator Mark Hass says bill allows students to use their own Smartphones or I-pads, but it does not require them to use their own devices or buy them to participate in classroom activities.  It also tells districts to find out if textbooks and other instructional material is available online for free.  If approved by the Governor, the policies must be set by the 2014-2015 school year.

 

 

Traffic & Weather

 

 

 

King Solomon Lane closed between Ferguson Road and King David. (7/25)

 

Jones Road, full road closure between Bennington Lane and NE Butler Market Road. May 18 – August 18, local access only.
 

Oregon State University off-site improvements for intersection reconstruction, July 11 – August 3,    7 a.m. – 4:30 p.m., at intersection of Chandler Avenue and Yates Drive.

 

Orion Drive closed in two locations for sewer work; at the intersection with Avery Lane and between Desert Woods Drive and King Hezekiah Way.  From July 11 to Sept. 6. Detours marked.

 

Valhalla Sewer Relocation Project, Mt. Washington Drive at Shevlin Park Road intersection and North to Regency Street. Nighttime closures with detours marked during roundabout construction. Daytime closures for construction towards Regency Street.    7 p.m. – 7 a.m., July 11 – November.

 

R.A.B. Construction:

 

Murphy Road and Parrell Road closed with detours. (9/30)

 

Powell Butte Highway at Neff and Alfalfa Market Roads (8/31)

 
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