Updated at 11:46 a.m. Tuesday
In response to more than a dozen thefts of school-issued iPads, the Cleveland Heights-University Heights School District decided in October to collect them from middle school students and not allow them to take them home.
“As long as they are being preyed upon, our students will no longer take the iPads off school property,” Superintendent Doug Heuer said at a press conference about the thefts. “The students will use them during the school day and then secure them in assigned charging stations at the end of the day.”
But the school district would like the students at Monticello, Roxboro and Wiley to be able to safely take their iPads home with them again, "since the iPads are a critical component of school curriculum," according to a news release about the event. So they're asking parents, residents, city and school officials for their input and ideas.
The district will host a community forum at 7 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 15 at Monticello Middle School.
Cleveland Heights Mayor Ed Kelley, Police Chief Jeffrey Robertson, University Heights Police Chief Steven Hammett, South Euclid council member Jane Goodman and South Euclid Police Chief Kevin Nietert are among city officials invited to attend and who have confirmed.