Whynotwired has been created to address local concerns around Wi-Fi in schools in Greater Victoria School District (SD61), as well as Sooke (SD62), and Saanich (SD63) School Districts. We are an informal but growing group of concerned parents and community members concerned about health, safety, reliability and the cost of installing wireless internet instead of the known safe, secure and reliable alternative, wired.
The Greater Victoria School District created a Wi-Fi Committee as the result of the following motion:
It was moved and seconded:
That the Board take a precautionary look to allow a representative ad hoc committee to review Wi-Fi in our District, to review relevant information and to present recommendations back to the Board, through the Operations Policy and Planning Committee by Spring 2011 at no cost to the Board.
Information on the Wi-Fi Committee can be found here.
This blog will share local information as the Wi-Fi issue proceeds.